vertical vector field

Let $\pi : P \to X$ be a bundle in the category Diff of smooth manifolds. A vector field $v \in \Gamma(P)$ is *vertical* with respect to this bundle if it is in the kernel of the differential $d \pi : T P \to T X$.

A differential form on $P$ is a horizontal differential form with respect to $P \to X$ it it vanishes on vertical vector fields.

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Revised on September 18, 2013 22:14:07
by Urs Schreiber
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