jet space


Differential geometry

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Jet spaces


The notion of jet space or jet bundle is a generalization of the notion of tangent spaces and tangent bundles, respectively. While a tangent vector is an equivalence class of germs of curves with order-11 tangency at a given point in the target, jet spaces are equivalence classes of germs of smooth maps with respect to (finite) order-kk tangency at some point in the target.

One version in algebraic geometry is jet scheme.


Jet bundles were first introduced by Charles Ehresmann.

  • wikipedia: jet, jet bundle

  • Ivan Kolar, Jan Slovak, Peter Michor, Natural operations in differential geometry, book 1993, 1999, pdf, hyper-dvi, ps

  • G. Sardanashvily, Fibre bundles, jet manifolds and Lagrangian theory, Lectures for theoreticians, arXiv:0908.1886

  • Shihoko Ishii, Jet schemes, arc spaces and the Nash problem, arXiv:math.AG/0704.3327

  • D. J. Saunders, The geometry of jet bundles, London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series 142, Cambridge Univ. Press 1989.

  • Arthemy Kiselev, The twelve lectures in the (non)commutative geometry of differential equations, preprint IHES M/12/13 pdf

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