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An algebraic curve is an algebraic variety of dimension one. An affine algebraic curve can be described as the zero-locus of $n-1$ independent polynomials of $n$ variables in affine $n$-space over a field. Examples include conic sections, compact Riemann surfaces and elliptic curves. Singularities ...

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How to linearlize level curves at a saddle point

Let $f(x,y)$ be a real-valued function on a domain $D$ in $\mathbb{R}^2$, and let $(x_s, y_s)$ be a saddle point of $f(x,y)$ in $D$. That is to say, \begin{align} \frac{\partial f}{\partial x}(x_s, ...
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Action of $\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}$ on $P^{1}$

I am reading from the book Topics in Galois theory by Serre. I have the following question , take $G=\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}$. The group $G$ acts on $P^1$ by $$\sigma x\;=\;1/(1-x)$$ where $\sigma$ ...
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What is the difference between surface and algebraic curve in general?

The question may seem dumb at first glance. But I couldn't figure out a satisfying answer after some research. A friend of mine told me that in an interview, she was asked to explain the sliding mode ...
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branched cover of projective line over rationals

I was reading something when I came across the following phrase "branched cover of projective line over rational " . To understand what does author mean , I started reading , Now I know about ...
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Definition of singular points on an algebraic curve

From what I understood, given a point $p$ on a scheme $X$ over a field $k$, we have \dim \mathcal{O}_{X,p} \leq \dim_{\mathcal{O}_{X,p}/\mathfrak{m} }\mathfrak{m}/\mathfrak{m}^2 \end{...
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Finding Primitive Elements of Separable Function Field Extensions

Suppose you have a a curve $C$ defined by an equation in $x$ and $y$. There is a map from $C$ to $\mathbb{P}_1$ by projection onto $x$. This corresponds to a separable extension of function fields ...
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History and future of algebraic curves and the like?

Now that Fermat's last theorem has been proven, and also elliptic curves see widespread use in simple everyday applications, I would love to learn how the related theories came into beeing, how they ...
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Let $f = c{f^{r_1}}_1 … {f^{r_s}}_s$ be the unique factorization of the polynomial

$\ \ \space$ We are in the field of the theory of algebraic curves. Here $F$ is a projective curve. Choosing a plan affine $L$ whose equation is given by $ax + by + cz = d$ with coefficients of non-...
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Calculating the intersection multiplicities of algebraic curves using Gröbner Basis

In my class, the lecturer told me that in order to calculate the intersection multiplicities for multiple space curves, sometimes I may have to calculate the Gröbner Basis. I just can't see how ...
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Rational sections of invertible sheaves and hermitian inner products

Notations: Let $X$ be a $\mathbb C$-scheme of finite type, projective, integral and of dimension $1$ (i.e. an algebraic curve) and with function field $K(X)$. The set of closed points is $X(\mathbb C)$...
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Groups acting on Riemann Surfaces and Automorphic Function

Consider the following paragraph from a book of Magnus on Combinatorial Group Theory. ... the simple group $G_{168}$ of order $168$ acts on a genus $3$ surface, is important for the theory of ...
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About birational map between curves of the form $y^{2}=g(x)$

I'm trying to solve the following exercise but I'm stuck after trying for a long time. Suppose that $g(x)=ax^{4}+bx^{3}+cx^{2}+dx+e\in{k[x]}$ and similarly \$g'(x)=a'x^{4}+b'x^{3}+c'x^{2}+d'x+e'\in{k[...