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(New page: ==Definition== Suppose <math>E</math> is a vector bundle over a differential manifold <math>M</math> and <math>\nabla</math> is a connection on <math>E</math>. The '''dual con...) 
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Definition
Suppose is a vector bundle over a differential manifold and is a connection on . The dual connection to , denoted , is a connection on the dual vector bundle , defined as follows.
For any and , we have:
where
Motivation
The definition of a dual connection is chosen in such a way that the bilinear form for evaluation:
satisfies the Leibniz rule. In other wors, we need to ensure that for and , we have: