Preprint A319/2004
On certain subcovers of the Hermitian curve

Shinji Miura | Garcia, Arnaldo | Kawakita, Motoko

**Keywords: **
algebraic curves | finite fields | Hasse-Weil bound | maximal curves

We present a simple construction that gives explicit equations for certain maximal curves that are covered by the so-called Hermitian Curve. We show that certain maximal curves are indeed subcovers of the Hermitian Curve.