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Cartan geometry; gauge natural bundle; natural operator; natural sheaf; reductive Cartan geometry
We prove, that $r$-th order gauge natural operators on the bundle of Cartan connections with a target in the gauge natural bundles of the order $(1,0)$ (“tensor bundles”) factorize through the curvature and its invariant derivatives up to order $r-1$. On the course to this result we also prove that the invariant derivations (a generalization of the covariant derivation for Cartan geometries) of the curvature function of a Cartan connection have the tensor character. A modification of the theorem is given for the reductive and torsion free geometries.
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