On Riemannian or spin manifolds, there are geometric first order differential operators called generalized gradients. In this article, we prove that the Dirac operator twisted with an associated bundle is a linear combination of some generalized gradients. This observation allows us to find all the homomorphism type Weitzenböck formulas. We also give some applications.
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- Geometry and Topology
- Political Science and International Relations