# Complete Determination of the Number of Galois Points for a Smooth Plane Curve

### Satoru Fukasawa

Yamagata University, Japan

## Abstract

Let $C$ be a smooth plane curve. A point $P$ in the projective plane is said to be Galois with respect to $C$ if the function field extension induced by the projection from $P$ is Galois. We denote by $δ(C)$ (resp. $δ_{′}(C)$) the number of Galois points contained in $C$ (resp. in $P_{2}∖C$). In this article, we determine the numbers $δ(C)$ and $δ_{′}(C)$ in any remaining open cases. Summarizing results obtained by now, we will present a complete classification theorem of smooth plane curves by the number $δ(C)$ or $δ_{′}(C)$. In particular, we give new characterizations of Fermat curve and Klein quartic curve by the number $δ_{′}(C)$.

## Cite this article

Satoru Fukasawa, Complete Determination of the Number of Galois Points for a Smooth Plane Curve. Rend. Sem. Mat. Univ. Padova 129 (2013), pp. 93–113

DOI 10.4171/RSMUP/129-7