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super tangent bundle

# Super tangent bundles

## Idea

The tangent bundle of an ordinary manifold is a vector bundle whose sheaf of sections? is given by the derivations of the structure sheaf. The same idea applies to a supermanifold to produce a super vector bundle.

## Definition

The **super tangent bundle** $T X$ of a supermanifold $X$ is given by the sheaf $U \mapsto Der O_X(U)$.

So a **super tangent vector** is a global section of this sheaf of derivations.

## Example

On the supermanifold $\mathbb{R}^{1|1}$ with its canonical coordinates

$t \in C^\infty(\mathbb{R}^{1|1})^{ev}$

$\theta \in C^\infty(\mathbb{R}^{1|1})^{odd}$

there is the odd vector field

$D \coloneqq \partial_\theta + \theta \cdot \partial_{t}$

whose super Lie bracket with itself vanishes

$[D, D] = 0
\,.$

###### Claim

This odd vector field $D$ is left invariant with respect to the super translation group structure on $\mathbb{R}^{1|1}$.

This means that $Lie(\mathbb{R}^{1|1})$ is free on one odd generator.

Revised on December 7, 2011 02:06:32
by

Toby Bartels
(64.89.53.157)