# How many are equiaffine connections with torsion

## Zdeněk Dušek and Oldřich Kowalski

Address:

Zdeněk Dušek, University of Hradec Králové, Faculty of Science, Rokitanského 62, 500 03 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Science, 30. dubna 22, 701 03 Ostrava, Czech Republic

Oldřich Kowalski, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Sokolovská 83, 186 75 Praha 8, Czech Republic

E-mail:

zdenek.dusek@uhk.cz

kowalski@mff.cuni.cz

Abstract: The question how many real analytic equiaffine connections with arbitrary torsion exist locally on a smooth manifold $M$ of dimension $n$ is studied. The families of general equiaffine connections and with skew-symmetric Ricci tensor, or with symmetric Ricci tensor, respectively, are described in terms of the number of arbitrary functions of $n$ variables.

AMSclassification: primary 35A10; secondary 35F35, 35G50, 35Q99.

Keywords: affine connection, Ricci tensor, Cauchy-Kowalevski Theorem.

DOI: 10.5817/AM2015-5-265