Preprint A160/2002
On a characterization of certain maximal curves

Miriam Abdon | Garcia, Arnaldo

**Keywords: **
finite field | maximal curve | Artin-Schreier extension

We consider maximal curves over finite fields whose cardinality is a square(say equal to q^2).For a proper divisor n of q we consider maximal curves having genus g satisfying the equality 2g = q.(q/n - 1).We discuss the problem of the classification of such a maximal curve under the hypothesis that q/n is a nongap at some point of the curve.