Forms Equivalent to Curvatures

  • Horacio Porta

    University of Illinois, Urbana, USA
  • Lázaro Recht

    Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela


The 2-forms, and on a manifold with values in vector bundles and are if there exist smooth fibered-linear maps and with and . It is shown that an ordinary 2-form equivalent to the curvature of a linear connection has locally a non-vanishing integrating factor at each point in the interior of the set rank or in the set rank . Under favorable conditions the same holds at points where the rank of changes from =2 to >2. Global versions are also considered.

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Horacio Porta, Lázaro Recht, Forms Equivalent to Curvatures. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 2 (1986), no. 4, pp. 397–403

DOI 10.4171/RMI/41