The automorphism groups of Zariski open affine subsets of the affine plane
We study some properties of the affine plane. First we describe the set of fixed points of a polynomial automorphism of ℂ². Next we classify completely so-called identity sets for polynomial automorphisms of ℂ². Finally, we show that a sufficiently general Zariski open affine subset of the affine plane has a finite group of automorphisms.