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Linear connections and almost complex structures

Author: Jean-Marc Terrier
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 49 (1975), 59-65
MSC: Primary 53C15
MathSciNet review: 0380664
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Abstract: An almost complex structure is defined on $ P$, the principal bundle of linear frames over an arbitrary even-dimensional smooth manifold $ M$ with a given linear connection. Complexifying connections are those which induce a complex structure on $ P$. For two-dimensional manifolds, every linear connection is of this kind.

In the special case where $ M$ itself is an almost complex manifold, a relationship between the two almost complex structures is found and provides a very simple proof of the fact that the existence of an almost complex connection without torsion implies the integrability of the given almost complex structure. As a second application, we give a geometrical interpretation of an identity between the torsion of an almost complex structure on $ M$ and the torsion of an almost complex connection over $ M$.

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Keywords: Almost complex structures, complex manifolds, linear connections, complexifying connections, almost complex connections
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