Frobenius nonclassicality of Fermat curves with respect to cubics

23 Feb 2015  ·  Arakelian Nazar, Borges Herivelto ·

For Fermat curves $\mathcal{F}:aX^n+bY^n=Z^n$ defined over $\mathbb{F}_q$, we establish necessary and sufficient conditions for $\mathcal{F}$ to be $\mathbb{F}_q$-Frobenius nonclassical with respect to the linear system of plane cubics. In the $\mathbb{F}_q$-Frobenius nonclassical cases, we determine explicit formulas for the number $N_q(\mathcal{F})$ of $\mathbb{F}_q$-rational points on $\mathcal{F}$... For the remaining Fermat curves, nice upper bounds for $N_q(\mathcal{F})$ are immediately given by the St\"ohr-Voloch Theory. read more

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Algebraic Geometry