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soft group manifold

In the literature on the D'Auria-Fre formulation of supergravity (also called the “FDA-formalism”) what is called a (extended) “soft group manifold” is precisely a collection of ∞-Lie algebra valued differential forms on a smooth manifold.

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Created on September 12, 2010 19:16:50 by Urs Schreiber (188.20.66.18)