L. D\c{a}browski L., Hajac P.M., Landi G., Siniscalco P.
Metrics and Pairs of Left and Right Connections on Bimodules
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ABSTRACT. Properties of metrics and pairs consisting of left and right connections
are studied on the bimodules of differential 1-forms. Those bimodules are
obtained from the derivation based calculus of an algebra of matrix
valued functions, and an $SL\sb q(2,\IC)$-covariant calculus of the
quantum plane plane at a generic $q$ and the cubic root of unity.
It is shown that, in the aforementioned examples, giving up the
middle-linearity of metrics significantly enlarges the space of metrics.
A~metric compatibility condition for the pairs of left and right
connections is defined. Also, a compatibility condition between a left and right
connection is discussed. Consequences entailed by reducing to the centre of a
bimodule the domain of those conditions are investigated in detail.
Alternative ways of relating left and right connections are considered. \\
Report-no: SISSA 26/96/FM; QDSM-Trieste/362