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An algebraic curve or plane algebraic curve is the set of points on the Euclidean plane whose coordinates are zeros of some polynomial in two variables.

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Lattice points near a curve

Bombieri and Pila had a well known bound for the count of lattice points on an algebraic curve in the plane. Does it generalize to a bound for the count of lattice points near (say within a distance ...
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Resolution of the ideal of the Abel-Jacobi image of a curve?

Let $C$ be a complex curve of genus $g\ge 2$ and let $a\colon C\to J(C)$ be the Abel-Jacobi map. Is there a finite resolution of the ideal $\mathcal I_{a(C)}$ whose terms are sums line bundles of the ...
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Smooth curves in Tangent Developables

Let $C\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ be a smooth curve, and let $Y\subseteq\mathbb{P}^n$ be its tangent developable. Given two general points $y_1,y_2\in Y$ does there exist a smooth curve $\Gamma\subset Y$ ...
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Why define curves over perfect fields?

One may define a curve (e.g. separated scheme of finite type of dim. 1) over an algebraically closed field, as done in Hartshorne's book. A weaker assumption, which is used commonly, is to define a ...
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Jacobians of twisted coverings

Given a compact Riemann surface $M$ and two double coverings $\hat\pi\colon \hat M\to M$ and $\tilde\pi\colon \tilde M\to M$ which are branched over the same points $p_1,..,p_n\in M.$ As is well-known,...
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Archimedean fibers “intersecting” curves on arithmetic surfaces

Let's fix a number field $K$ with its ring of integers $O_K$. Moreover consider an arithmetic surface $f:S\to \text{Spec } O_K$. For every archimedean place $\sigma$ in $K$, $K_\sigma$ is the ...
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Stable vector bundles in Weil's parametrization

Let $C$ be a smooth projective algebraic curve. Isomorphism classes of vector bundles on $C$ are in bijection with $GL_n(F) \backslash GL_n (\mathbb{A}) / GL_n(\mathcal{O})$, I think (one trivalizes ...
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Recognize this plane curve?

An aspect of my work led to a plane curve with implicit equation $$x^2+y^2 = 3 (y/2)^{2/3} + 1$$ Actually, I started with the parametrization below and derived from it the equation above: \begin{...
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Proof of the Belyi's theorem: where is the hypothesis really used?

Consider the Belyi's theorem: If a smooth projective curve $X$ is defined over $\overline{\mathbb Q}$, then there exists a finite morphism $X\longrightarrow\mathbb P^1(\mathbb C)$ with at most $3$...
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Automorphisms of cartesian products of curves

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve. Is it true that $$\textrm{Aut}(C\times C)\cong S_2 \ltimes (\textrm{Aut}(C)\times \textrm{Aut}(C))$$ and in case, what would be a reference for this? Thanks.
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Finite union of affinoid is affinoid in proper smooth rigid curves (unless it is everything)

In several papers I have found the surprising statement that finite unions of affinoid subspaces of a proper smooth and connected rigid curve are either the whole curve or again affinoid. Could you ...
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Fiber of the specialization map of Picard groups

Let $R$ be a Henselian discrete valuation ring with residue field $k$ of positive characteristic and fraction field $K$ of characteristic zero. Let $\pi:X_R \to \mathrm{Spec}(R)$ be flat, projective ...
Does $C(k)$ necessarily contain a smooth point? [closed]
If $k$ is an infinite perfect field and if $f \in k[x, y]$ is nonconstant irreducible, cutting out the affine plane curve $C$, then does $C(k)$ necessarily contain a smooth point?