, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 139-152

A maximal curve which is not a Galois subcover of the Hermitian curve

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Abstract.

We present a maximal curve of genus 24 defined over \( {\Bbb F}_{{q^{2} }} \) with q = 27, that is not a Galois subcover of the Hermitian curve.

*The author was partially supported by CNPq-Brazil (470193/03-4) and by PRONEX (CNPq-FAPERJ).