
Re: How do we Evaluate This Form on S^1?
Posted:
Jan 21, 2013 7:28 AM


In <x5qdnfD8tJNRFmHNnZ2dnUVZ5tidnZ2d@giganews.com>, on 01/20/2013 at 04:28 PM, "W. Dale Hall" <wdhall@alum.mit.edu> said:
>A tangent vector isn't *really* a real number
That much is true.
>[after all, tangent vectors to different points on S^1 aren't >quite identifiable with one another since they belong to different >tangent spaces],
That's a non sequitur and, in fact, is false. The standard affine connection on S^1 is flat, so parallel transport establishes an isomorphism between T_x and T_y, for x and y is S^1.
 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, SysProg and JOAT <http://patriot.net/~shmuel>
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