Aguglia, A.; Giuzzi, L.; Korchmáros, G.
Algebraic curves and maximal arcs
J. Algebr. Comb. 28(4), 531-544 (2008)
Summary: A lower bound on the minimum degree of the plane algebraic curves containing every point in a large point-set $K$ mathcalK of the Desarguesian plane $PG(2, q)$ is obtained. The case where $K$ mathcalK is a maximal $( k, n)$-arc is considered in greater depth.
keywords algebraic curves, maximal arcs