Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Open Access Dissertation

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Jesse Kass

Second Advisor

Ralph Howard

Abstract

In this thesis, we use the Clebsch map to construct cubic surfaces with twenty-seven lines in PG(3, q) from 6 points in general position in PG(2, q) for q = 17, 19, 23, 29, 31. We classify the cubic surfaces with twenty-seven lines in three dimensions (up to e- invariants) by introducing computational and geometrical procedures for the classi- fication. All elliptic and hyperbolic lines on a non-singular cubic surface in PG(3, q) for q = 17, 19, 23, 29, 31 are calculated. We define an operation on triples of lines on a non-singular cubic surface with 27 lines which help us to determine the exact value of the number of Eckardt point on a cubic surface. Moreover, we discuss the irreducibil- ity of classes of smooth cubic surfaces in PG(19, C), and we give the corresponding codimension of each class as a subvariety of PG(19, C).

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