On the concept of a filtered bundle

Andrew James Bruce, Katarzyna Grabowska, Janusz Grabowski
2018 International Journal of Geometric Methods in Modern Physics (IJGMMP)  
We present the notion of a filtered bundle as a generalisation of a graded bundle. In particular, we weaken the necessity of the transformation laws for local coordinates to exactly respect the weight of the coordinates by allowing more general polynomial transformation laws. The key examples of such bundles include affine bundles and various jet bundles, both of which play fundamental roles in geometric mechanics and classical field theory. We also present the notion of double filtered bundles
more » ... which provide natural generalisations of double vector bundles and double affine bundles. Furthermore, we show that the linearisation of a filtered bundle - which can be seen as a partial polarisation of the admissible changes of local coordinates - is well defined.
doi:10.1142/s0219887818500135 fatcat:qyulditun5blbfevu326io5hqe