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A Note on the Square of Dirac Type Differential Operators

Jürgen Tolksdorf


The aim of this note is to present a new global formula for the Lichnerowicz decomposition of a general Dirac type first order differential operator. This formula generalizes the well-known Lichnerowicz formula for Dirac type operators which are determined by Clifford connections on an arbitrary Clifford module bundle.

Moreover, we also show that the connection class of a general Dirac type operator has a natural representative. In this sense, each Dirac type operator defines a natural connection on a given Clifford module bundle. This generalizes the fact that the connection class of a Dirac type operator possesses at most one Clifford connection.

Aug 24, 2006
Aug 24, 2006
MSC Codes:
53C05, 53C07
02.40.Hw, 02.40.Ma
Clifford Module Bundles, Dirac Type Differential Operators, Linear Connections

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