94-397 E. Mart'inez, J. F. Cari~nena
Geometric characterization of linearisable second order differential equations. (31K, LaTeX) Dec 17, 94
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Abstract. Given an Ehresmann connection on the tangent bundle $\map{\tau}{TM}{M}$ we define a linear connection on the pull--back bundle $\tau^*(TM)$. With the aid of this tool, necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of local coordinates in which a system of second--order differential equations is linear are derived.

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