Chern connections and Chern curvature of the tangent bundle of almost complex manifolds
Abstract
The $\bar{\partial}_{_{J}}$ operator over an almost complex manifold induces canonical connections of type $(0,1)$ over the bundles of $(p,0)$forms. If the almost complex structure is integrable then the previous connections induce the canonical holomorphic structures of the bundles of $(p,0)$forms. For $p=1$ we can extend the corresponding connection to all Schur powers of the bundle of $(1,0)$forms. Moreover using the canonical $\C$linear isomorphism betwen the bundle of $(1,0)$forms and the complex cotangent bundle $T^*_{X,J}$ we deduce canonical connections of type $(0,1)$ over the Schur powers of the complex cotangent bundle $T^*_{X,J}$. If the almost complex structure is integrable then the previous $(0,1)$connections induces the canonical holomorphic structures of those bundles. In the non integrable case those $(0,1)$connections induces just the holomorphic canonical structures of the restrictions of the corresponding bundles to the images of smooth $J$holomorphic curves. We introduce the notion of Chern curvature for those bundles. The geometrical meaning of this notion is a natural generalisation of the classical notion of Chern curvature for the holomophic vector bundles over a complex manifold. We have a particular interest for the case of the tangent bundle in view of applications concerning the regularisation of $J$plurisubharmonic fonctions by means of the geodesic flow induced by a Chern connection on the tangent bundle. This method has been used by Demailly in the complex integrable case. Our specific study in the case of the tangent bundle gives an asymptotic expanson of the Chern flow which relates in a optimal way the geometric obstructions caused by the torsion of the almost complex structure, and the non symplectic nature of the metric.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2004
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0402028
 Bibcode:
 2004math......2028P
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Differential Geometry;
 Mathematics  Complex Variables
 EPrint:
 35 pages in French, some conceptual modifications