1. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1089)
|The Characteristic Numbers of Quartic Plane Curves |
The characteristic numbers of smooth plane quartics are computed using intersection theory on a component of the moduli space of stable maps. This completes the verification of Zeuthen's prediction of characteristic numbers of smooth plane curves. A short sketch of a computation of the characteristic numbers of plane cubics is also given as an illustration.