Let k be a finite field of even characteristic. We obtain in this paper a complete classification, up to k-isomorphism, of non-singular quartic plane curves defined over k. We find explicit rational models and closed formulas for the total number of k-isomorphism classes. We deduce from these computations the number of k-rational points of the different strata by the Newton polygon of the non-hyperelliptic locus M3nh of the moduli space of curves of genus M3. By adding to these computations the results of Oort [Moduli of abelian varieties and Newton polygons, C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris 312 (1991) 385-389] and Nart and Sadornil [Hyperelliptic curves of genus three over finite fields of characteristic two, Finite Fields Appl. 10 (2004) 198-200] on the hyperelliptic locus we obtain a complete picture of these strata for M3. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Journal of Number Theory|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2006|