an:05312060
Zbl 1145.14027
Harui, Takeshi; Komeda, Jiryo; Ohbuchi, Akira
Double coverings between smooth plane curves
EN
Kodai Math. J. 31, No. 2, 257-262 (2008).
00228186
2008
j
14H51 14H45
double covering of curves; plane curves; elliptic curves
In this paper the authors classify the pairs of smooth plane curves \((C, C')\) such that there exists a covering \(\pi: C \rightarrow C'\) of degree 2. The main result is as follows.
Theorem. Let \(C\) and \(C'\) be two smooth plane curves of degree \(d\) and \(d'\), respectively. Then there exists no double covering from \(C\) to \(C'\), except for the following cases:
(i) \(C'\) is rational \((d'\leq 2\)) and \(C\) is rational or elliptic (\(d \leq 3\));
(ii) \(C\) and \(C'\) are elliptic (\(d = d'= 3\));
(iii) \(C'\) is elliptic and \(C\) is a bielliptic plane quartic (\(d'= 3\), \(d = 4\)).
In particular, no smooth plane curve can be a double covering of a smooth plane curve of degree greater than 3.
Cicero Carvalho (Uberlandia)