2013 Volume 67 Issue 1 Pages 17-27
The problem of determining the least degree of plane curves vanishing at given points with certain multiplicities is fascinating and difficult. In 1959,Nagata gave a conjecture on the lower bound of the degree. Since then, many mathematicians have focused on solving the conjecture for several special cases. In this paper, we show several results on determining the least degree for certain cases of equal multiplicities.