On the genera of X_0(N)
Abstract
Let g_0(N) be the genus of the modular curve X_0(N). We record several properties of the sequence {g_0(N)}. Even though the average size of g_0(N) is 1.25N/pi^2, a random positive integer has probability zero of being a value of g_0(N). Also, if N is a random positive integer then g_0(N) is odd with probability one. The smallest nonnegative integer not occuring as g_0(N) for any N is 150; the smallest such odd integer is 49267.
 Publication:

arXiv Mathematics eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 2000
 arXiv:
 arXiv:math/0006096
 Bibcode:
 2000math......6096C
 Keywords:

 Number Theory;
 Algebraic Geometry;
 14G35
 EPrint:
 9 pages