On cyclic p-gonal Riemann surfaces with several p-gonal morphisms
2009 (English)In: Geometriae Dedicata, ISSN 0046-5755Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Let p be a prime number, p > 2. A closed Riemann surface which can be realized as a p-sheeted covering of the Riemann sphere is called p-gonal, and such a covering is called a p-gonal morphism. If the p-gonal morphism is a cyclic regular covering, the Riemann surface is called a cyclic p-gonal Riemann surface. Accola showed that if the genus is greater than (p − 1)2 the p-gonal morphism is unique. Using the characterization of p-gonality by means of Fuchsian groups we show that there exists a uniparametric family of cyclic p-gonal Riemann surfaces of genus (p − 1)2 which admit two p-gonal morphisms. In this work we show that these uniparametric families are connected spaces and that each of them is the Riemann sphere without three points. We study the Hurwitz space of pairs (X, f), where X is a Riemann surface in one of the above families and f is a p-gonal morphism, and we obtain that each of these Hurwitz spaces is a Riemann sphere without four points.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
p-Gonal Riemann surface - Hurwitz space - Algebraic complex curve
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-52167DOI: 10.1007/s10711-009-9444-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-52167DiVA: diva2:280035
The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com:
Antonio F. Costa, Milagros Izquierdo and Daniel Ying, On cyclic p-gonal Riemann surfaces with several p-gonal morphisms, 2009, Geometriae Dedicata.
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