Galois points for a plane curve and its dual curve

  • Satoru Fukasawa

    Yamagata University, Japan
  • Kei Miura

    Ube National College of Technology, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan


A point in projective plane is said to be Galois for a plane curve of degree at least three if the function field extension induced by the projection from is Galois. Further we say that a Galois point is extendable if any birational transformation by the Galois group can be extended to a linear transformation of the projective plane. In this article, we propose the following problem: If a plane curve has a Galois point and its dual curve has one, what is the curve? We give an answer. We show that the dual curve of a smooth plane curve does not have a Galois point. On the other hand, we settle the case where both a plane curve and its dual curve have extendable Galois points. Such a curve must be defined by , which is a famous self-dual curve.

Cite this article

Satoru Fukasawa, Kei Miura, Galois points for a plane curve and its dual curve. Rend. Sem. Mat. Univ. Padova 132 (2014), pp. 61–74

DOI 10.4171/RSMUP/132-5