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dc.contributor.authorZompatori, Marinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-22T04:27:11Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.date.submitted2004
dc.identifier.otherb25203356
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/33610
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
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dc.description.abstractAlgebraic curves C in the projective space P^n are characterized by their degree d and genus g. We would like to know what g are possible for a curve of degree d in P^n and to study the geometry of such curves. By Castelnuovo's Theorem, the maximum value of g, if deg(C) = d, in P^n is known and is denoted by π(d, n). If g = π(d, n), C lies on a surface S ⊂ P^n such that deg(S) = n - 1. To study other curves C with g < π(d, n), Eisenbud and Harris arranged the possible values of g into intervals πα+1(d, n) < g < πα(d, n) , with α E Z+ and π0(d, n) := π(d, n), where πα (d, n) = maxc⊂s{g(C)} for any normal surface S with deg(S) = n + α - 1. In general, for C ⊂ P^n such that g > πα (d, n), they proved that if n ≥ 8 and d ≥ 2^n+1, then C lies on a surface S ⊂ P^n with deg(S) ≤ n - 2 + α. They also conjectured that the same result should hold for curves of any degree, provided that g > πα(d, n) and proved this conjecture for a = 1. We will focus on the case a = 2. In this case, by the Eisenbud-Harris conjecture, C should lie on a surface of degree n in P^n. We verify this in several special cases for C ⊂ F. To do so, we study the systems cut out by quadric and cubic hypersurfaces on C and prove that C must lie on at least three or four quadrics in P^5. The intersection of such hypersurfaces is a surface S ⊂ P^5 with deg(S) < 7. By analyzing the maximum value of the genus of C for C ⊂ S ⊂ P^n and deg (S) = (n + 1) or (n + 2), we see that the curves C ⊂ P^5 we are analyzing cannot lie on a surface S with deg(S) = 6, 7.en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.subjectAlgebraen_US
dc.titleCurves of high genus in projective spaceen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
dc.description.embargo2031-01-01
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineMathematicsen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US
dc.identifier.barcode11719022860177
dc.identifier.mmsid99187786140001161


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