A divisor D on a projective nonsingular curve over an algebraically closed field is a formal sum of points D=npp where only finitely many of the np are nonzero.

The degree of a divisor D is deg(D)=np.

Title divisor
Canonical name Divisor
Date of creation 2013-03-22 12:03:16
Last modified on 2013-03-22 12:03:16
Owner nerdy2 (62)
Last modified by nerdy2 (62)
Numerical id 7
Author nerdy2 (62)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 14C20
Synonym Weil divisor
Defines degree