# Connection on vector bundle equals connection on principal GL-bundle

## Statement

### Conceptual statement

We know that given a differential manifold, the vector bundles of dimension $r$ over that manifold are in one-one correspondence with the principal $GL(r)$-bundles over the manifold.

It turns out under this correspondence, the notion of connection on the vector bundle, corresponds to the notion of connection on the corresponding principal $GL(r)$-bundle.

### Ordinary statement

Let $M$ be a differential manifold and $E$ be a $r$-dimensional vector bundle over $M$. Suppose $P$ is the corresponding principal $GL(r)$-bundle over $M$. Then, there is a natural bijection between the set of connections on $E$ (viewed as a vector bundle) and the set of connections on $P$ (viewed as a principal $GL(r)$-bundle).

## Definitions used

### Connection on a vector bundle

Further information: Connection on a vector bundle

### Connection on a principal bundle

Further information: Connection on a principal bundle