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What is the Hilbert curve's equation?!

The Hilbert curve has always bugged me because it had no closed equation or function that I could find. What is its equation or function? For example, if I wanted to find the Hilbert's curve point at ...
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Intersections of two exponential curves in a plane

I am struggling to show that two exponential curves in $\mathbb{R}^n$ do not overlap except finite distinct points. Could anyone help me? Let $A\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ and ...
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Birrational curves and singularities [closed]

If $C$ and $D$ are two birrational plane curves. Is there some relation between their singular points?
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Harris Exercise 5.13 (points in general position)

I have a question about the second part of Exercise 5.13 in Harris' Algebraic Geometry: A First Course: Given $n \leq 2d + 1$ points in $\mathbb{P}^2$, characterize the subset of $(\mathbb{P}^2)^n$ ...
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Equation for the Maximum-Area Rotor in a Wankel Engine

I am attempting to construct a specialized Wankel Engine in Autodesk Inventor. For my particular project, the rotor must take up the maximum area, in order to separate the air spaces of the top and ...
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arithmetic and geometric genus for a reducible plane curve

If $C$ is an irreducible plane curve we have the well known formula relating the airthmetic (obtained via the degree-genus formula) and the geometric genus $$\frac{(d-1)(d-2)}{2} - \sum ...
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Degree of ramification divisor and number of fixed points under a group action.

Let $C$ be a projective plane nonsingular complex curve and a finite group $G$ acts on $C$. Consider the quotient $f: C\rightarrow C/G=:C'$. Then, by Riemann–Hurwitz $2g_C-2=|G|(2g_{C'}-2)+\deg R,$ ...
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multiple tangent lines to a plane curve

Suppose that $C=V(F)$, with $F\in k[X,Y]$ ($k$ algebraically closed), is an irreducible plane curve such that $P=(0,0)$ is a nodal singular point (or an ordinary multiple point according to Fulton's ...
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Computing a quotient of rings

Let $R=k[x,y]/(y^2-x^2-x^3)$ and $I=(x,y)\cdot R \subset R$. I would like to show that $$ \bigoplus_{i=0}^{\infty} I^i\,/\,I^{i+1} \cong \,k[x,y]\,/\,(x^2-y^2). $$ Could you please help me? Remark: ...
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Is this union of tangent spaces a known object in Algebraic Geometry?

Let $C$ be a family of smooth (all but one curve is smooth, I'll explain later) cubic curves in $\mathbb{P}_{\mathbb{C}}^2$ with the following property: given any two elements $a,b \in C$, the curves ...
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Genus of Edwards curve

Let us work over a field $\Bbbk$ of characteristic not equal to two. Let $d\in\Bbbk\setminus\{0,1\}$. It is said in the wikipedia article about Edwards curves that the plane quartic defined by the ...
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Definition of multiplicity of a point (in a plane curve)

In the book "Basic Agebraic Geometry I (third edition, 2013)" at page 14 Shafarevich says, about plane curves, what it follows: If $P=(0,0)$ and the leading terms (note:by leading terms I suppose ...
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Coordinate rings of different curves, and what they're isomorphic to

I'm trying to teach myself about coordinate rings, and algebraic geometry in general, through examples, but I'm struggling a bit. Apparently the coordinate ring of $(t, t^2, t^3) \in \mathbb{A}^3$ ...
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Normalisation of an algebraic curve.

I need to compute explicitly the normalisation of a singular algebraic curve $C$ which is given by an explicit equation in $\mathbb{A}^2$. This task is mostly reduced to finding the integral closure ...
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Addition law on moduli space of curves

Dislaimer: I know very little about this, so if parts of my question don't make sense, please feel free to edit in a way that does, or ask me to clarify. Let $\mathcal{M}_{1,2}$ be the moduli space ...
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Defining the movement of an object on a 2-dimensional plane

I am trying to define the movement of an object for a danmaku game I am making. Here is a link to some example gameplay (not my game, but a popular series in this genre made by Zun). Basically, I was ...
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Representing a curve as a plane curve in different ways

Let $X$ be a (smooth projective geometrically connected) curve over $k$, where $k$ is a field of characteristic zero. We assume $X$ has genus at least $2$. I know that $X$ has a plane model. More ...
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Detecting the type of singularity with the Jacobian

Say we have a plane curve $\mathcal{C} = V(f(x,y)) \subset \mathbb{A}^2_{\mathbb{C}}$. The partial derivatives tell us about the singularities: if they all vanish at a point $p \in\mathcal{C}$ then ...
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Genus of curves embedded into some projective space

The Plucker formula allows one to calculate the genus of a curve embedded into $\mathbf{P}^2$. Does there exist a "higher-dimensional" analogue of the Plucker formula? More precisely, let ...
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Examples of stable curves $g\geq 2$?

I'd like to get my hands on some simple examples of families of stable curves. Ideally these would come in the form of a projective curve $C$ over a 1 dimensional base $B$, say $B = \mathbb{A}^1$. ...
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Divisor of degree 2 on a smooth plane curve

Let $X$ be a smooth plane curve of genus $3$ (assume a smooth plane quartic) and $D$ a divisor of degree $2$ on this curve. Assume that $\mathcal{l}(D)>0$. It means that there exists a rational ...
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Gaps in the Genera of Space Curves

We learned the following relationship between the degree and genus of plane curves in my algebraic geometry course: \begin{array} a \text{degree} &d &1 &2 &3 &4 &5 &6 ...
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when the curve $\mathbb{r=a\sin(b\theta)}$ is algebraic?

A need to show that the curve given in polar equation $\mathbb{r=a\sin(b\theta)}$ is an algebraic curve if $b=\frac{m}{n}$, $m,n\in \mathbb{N}^{*}$ and $(m,n)=1$. Also I am supposed to find the ...
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Difficult equations to rewrite as ellipses

I have this equality that defines an elliptic boundary. I am trying to rewrite it in the form of the equation of an ellipse, but I am having trouble doing that. How would I go about rewriting this ...
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Folium of Descartes

A colleague came to me with an interesting observation: Consider the folium of Descartes, $$x^3+y^3=3axy$$ which upon implicit differentiation of the latter yields $$\frac{\mathrm dy}{\mathrm ...
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Components of algebraic varieties

Sorry, but I have to ask a dumb question: Algebraically, a hyperbola has only one irreducible component (given by an irreducible polynomial). Why, then, does the real image of a hyperbola show two ...
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how can I graph a bicorn given only its equation?

what are the parts or the variables present in the bicorn equation?
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every divisor of degree $0$ on a smooth cubic curve $\mathcal{C}\subseteq\mathbb{P}^2$ is equivalent to $A-A_0$ for a fixed $A_0\in\!\mathcal{C}$

NOTATION: Let $\mathcal{C}=\mathcal{V}(F)\subseteq\mathbb{P}^2$ be a curve of degree $3\!=\!deg(F)$ with no singularities and let $A_0\!\!\in\!\mathcal{C}$ be fixed. Let $Div(\mathcal{C})$ denote the ...
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How many cubic curves are there?

It is well-known that there is only one "kind" of line, and that there are three "kinds" of quadratic curves (the nature of which depends on the sign of a so-called "discriminant"). It is noteworthy ...
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Determining the symmetry of a plane algebraic curve from its Cartesian equation

This is a bit of a silly question, but I've been puzzled on how this can be done, so I ask here. You are given an implicit Cartesian equation like $$4 x^4-4 x^3+8 y^2 x^2-27 x^2+12 y^2 x+4 y^4-27 ...
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A plane algebraic curve with all four kinds of double points

During my study of plane algebraic curves, I got curious if there is a nontrivial example of a plane algebraic curve that has a node, a cusp (for my purposes I do not care which of the two kinds of ...