Some elementary observations regarding reductive Cartan geometries

10 Oct 2016 Erickson Jacob W.

After defining generalizations of the notions of covariant derivatives and geodesics from Riemannian geometry for reductive Cartan geometries in general, various results for reductive Cartan geometries analogous to important elementary results from Riemannian geometry are proven using these generalizations. In particular, a generalization of the Hopf-Rinow theorem is given with a pleasantly concise proof...

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