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structure group

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Idea

For GG a geometric group (e.g. a topological group or Lie group) and PXP \to X a GG-principal bundle, one says that GG is the structure group of PP.

More generally, and less tautologically, if VXV \to X is a GG-associated bundle then one says that VV has structure group GG.

Created on May 26, 2012 20:02:53 by Urs Schreiber (82.113.121.208)