Definition:Levi-Civita Connection

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Let $\struct {M, g}$ be a Riemannian or pseudo-Riemannian manifold with or without boundary.

Let $TM$ be the tangent bundle of $M$.

Let $\nabla$ be a connection on $TM$.

Suppose $\nabla$ is compatible with $g$ and symmetric.

Then $\nabla$ is called Levi-Civita connection.

Source of Name

This entry was named for Tullio Levi-Civita.