A diffeological connection on a diffeological vector pseudo-bundle is defined just the usual one on a smooth vector bundle; this is possible to do, because there is a standard diffeological counterpart of the cotangent bundle. On the other hand, there is not yet a standard theory of tangent bundles, although there are many suggested and promising versions, such as that of the internal tangent bundle, so the abstract notion of a connection on a diffeological vector pseudo-bundle does not automatically provide a counterpart notion for Levi-Civita connections. In this paper we consider the dual of the just-mentioned counterpart of the cotangent bundle in place of the tangent bundle (without making any claim about its geometrical meaning). To it, the notions of compatibility with a pseudo-metric and symmetricity can be easily extended, and therefore the notion of a Levi-Civita connection makes sense as well. In the case when \$\Lambda^1(X)\$, the counterpart of the cotangent bundle, is finite-dimensional, there is an equivalent Levi-Civita connection on it as well.

### Diffeological Levi-Civita connections

#### Abstract

A diffeological connection on a diffeological vector pseudo-bundle is defined just the usual one on a smooth vector bundle; this is possible to do, because there is a standard diffeological counterpart of the cotangent bundle. On the other hand, there is not yet a standard theory of tangent bundles, although there are many suggested and promising versions, such as that of the internal tangent bundle, so the abstract notion of a connection on a diffeological vector pseudo-bundle does not automatically provide a counterpart notion for Levi-Civita connections. In this paper we consider the dual of the just-mentioned counterpart of the cotangent bundle in place of the tangent bundle (without making any claim about its geometrical meaning). To it, the notions of compatibility with a pseudo-metric and symmetricity can be easily extended, and therefore the notion of a Levi-Civita connection makes sense as well. In the case when \$\Lambda^1(X)\$, the counterpart of the cotangent bundle, is finite-dimensional, there is an equivalent Levi-Civita connection on it as well.
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