How do I obtain the Levi-Civita connection from the concept of parallel transport?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

So Do Carmo asks to prove that for vector fields X, Y on M, and for c(t) an integral curve of X, i.e. c(t_0) = p and X(c(t)) = dc/dt, the covariant derivative of Y along X is the derivative of the parallel transport of Y(c(t)).

Do I just prove that the derivative of the parallel transport of a vector field satisfies the definition of an affine connection, metric compatibility and symmetric properties?

I tried doing this but I ran into some road blocks.

Is there an elegant way prove this?

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# Homework Help: Obtaining the connection from Parallel Transport

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