Talk:Hyperelliptic curve

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I replaced the image with an image of a hyperelliptic curve — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tbonefrog (talkcontribs) 11:14, 7 January 2013 (UTC)

Isn't the image not a hyperelliptic curve since f(x) is quartic in this case? Akriasas (talk) 20:53, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Absolutely. This page needs a total rewrite. The stuff about singularities at infinity is incorrect as well. I don't have time to rewrite now though, but maybe later. :) (talk) 09:57, 29 March 2008 (UTC)

A particularly short definition of a hyperelliptic curve can be given as follows. Say C = complex numbers. A curve over C is hyperelliptic iff its function field has a unique index-2 subfield that is purely transcendental over C. (Mark van Hoeij, Oct 12, 2011). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:32, 12 October 2011 (UTC)