Let W be a quasiprojective variety over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. Assume that W is birational to a product of a smooth projective variety A and the projective line. We prove that if A contains no rational curves then the automorphism group G := Aut (W) of W is Jordan. That means that there is a positive integer J = J (W) such that every finite subgroup ℬ of G contains a commutative subgroup A such that A is normal in ℬ and the index [ℬ : A] ≤ J.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Algebra and Number Theory
- Geometry and Topology