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Universal properties of Prym varieties with an application to algebraic curves of genus five

Author: Leon Masiewicki
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 222 (1976), 221-240
MSC: Primary 14K30; Secondary 14H40, 14H30
MathSciNet review: 0422289
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Abstract: It is proved that every morphism of a curve with an involution into an Abelian variety, anticommuting with the involution, factors through the associated Prym variety. This result is used to show that Jacobians of curves of genus five arise as Prym varieties associated to a certain class of curves.

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Keywords: Principally polarized Abelian variety, theta divisor, Prym variety, ramified covering
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