Address. Bogazici University, Mathematics Department, Bebek, Istanbul 80815, Turkiye
Abstract. We give a method based on an idea of O. Veblen which gives explicit formulas for the covariant derivatives of natural objects in terms of the Christoffel symbols of a symmetric Ehresmann $\varepsilon$-connection.
AMSclassification. 53A55, 53C05
Keywords. Covariant differentiation, Christoffel symbols