The Refined Humbert Invariant for an Automorphism Group of a Genus 2 Curve

Author:

Harun Kir

Keyword:

Mathematics, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Geometry (math.AG), Number Theory (math.NT)

journal:

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date:

2023-10-28 16:00:00

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to list the refined Humbert invariants for a given automorphism group of a curve $C/K$ of genus 2 over an algebraically closed field $K$ with characteristic $0$. This invariant is an algebraic generalization of the (usual) \textit{Humbert invariant}. It is a positive definite quadratic form associated to the curve $C$, and it encodes many geometric properties of the curve. The paper has a special interest in the cases where $Aut(C)\simeq D_4$ or $D_6$. In these cases, several applications of the main results are discussed, including the curves with elliptic subcovers of a given degree.