On a theorem of Castelnuovo. (Sur un théorème de Castelnuovo.) (French) Zbl 1139.14014

A birational map of the projective plane is called a Cremona transformation. If it preserves a pencil of lines, it is callled de Jonquières. The authors prove that \(F\) is a Cremona transformation which fixes point-wise an irreducible curve of genus \(>1\), then either \(F\) is conjugate (in the Cremona group) to a de Jonquières transformation or it is of order 2 or 3. A slightly weaker version was proved by G. Castelnuovo [Rom. Acc. L. Rend. (5) I, No. 1, 47–50 (1892; JFM 24.0577.03); or see J. L. Coolidge, A treatise on algebraic plane curves, Dover (1959; Zbl 0085.36403)].


14E07 Birational automorphisms, Cremona group and generalizations
14J26 Rational and ruled surfaces
14H50 Plane and space curves
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