The authors give necessary and sufficient conditions for the linearizability of the two-dimensional complex cubic systems of the form where and , are homogeneous polynomials.
First several necessary conditions are obtained. This is done trough the computation of some quantities that give obstructions to the linearizability, called in the paper linearizability quantities.
The most difficult part is to prove that these conditions are in fact sufficient. This is achieved trough an extension of the usual Darboux theory of integrability. In this extension the linearizing changes of variables are obtained by using the invariant algebraic curves of the systems together with their first integrals and their inverse integrating factors. Finally, the results are applied to characterize the isochronous centers when and , are real polynomials.