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On a rigidity condition for Berwald Spaces

Ricardo Gallego Torrome and Fernando Etayo
Arxiv ID: 0710.3031Last updated: 3/13/2020
We show that which that for a Berwald structure, any Riemannian structure that is preserved by the Berwald connection leaves the indicatrix invariant under horizontal parallel transport. We also obtain the converse result: if $({\bf M},F)$ is a Finsler structure such that there exists a Riemannian structure that leaves invariant the indicatrix under parallel transport of the associated Levi-Civita connection, then the structure $({\bf M},F)$ is Berwald. As application, a necessary condition for pure Landsberg spaces is formulated. Using this criterion we provide an strategy to solve the existence or not of pure Landsberg surfaces

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