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Calculating point 2P on an elliptic curve

The equation for the curve is $$y^2=x^3+ax+b$$ and the point in question is $P(x,y)$. We have to verify that the $x$ coordinate of $2P$ is $(x^4-2ax^2-8bx+a^2)/4y^2$. However, the value I get is ...
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Converting equation into Weierstrass form

I have to convert the equation $y^2 +xy +y=x^3 $ by a change of linear variables to the form $Y^2=X^3+aX+b$ where $a$ and $b$ are rational numbers. So far, by completing the square method I've reduced ...
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How to find a solution to the elliptic curve

We know that one solution of the given elliptic curve is (2, 1) and we have to find another rational solution such that $x$ is not equal to 2 by drawing a tangent to the curve at (2, 1). ...
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Points on elliptic curve over finite field

Find the points on the elliptic curve $y^2 = x^3 + 2x + 2$ in $\mathbb F_{17}$. Do I have to guess a first point and then use an algorithm to spit out all other points?
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Does the Hasse inequality fail for supersingular elliptic curves?

For supersingular elliptic curve $E: y^2+y=x^3 + 2x$ over $\mathbb{F}_{27}$, $\#E\left(\mathbb{F}_{27}\right) = 55$ but $|\#E(\mathbb{F}_{q}) - (q+1)| \leq 2\sqrt{q} \iff 18 \leq \#E(\mathbb{F}_{27}) ...
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Describing generators for the fundamental group of an elliptic curve given by an equation

Say you're given an equation in the form $y^2 + a_1xy + a_3y = x^3 + a_2x^2 + a_4x + a_6$. If the $a_i$'s are complex numbers, the subset $E^*\subset\mathbb{C}^2$ satisfying this equation is a ...
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What is stopping every Mordell equation from having a [truly] elementary proof?

The Mordell equation is the Diophantine equation $$Y^2 = X^3-k \tag{1}$$ where $k$ is a given integer. There is no known single method — elementary or otherwise — to solve equation $(1)$ for all $k$, ...
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Group law, cubics and Lie group

Let $C$ be a smooth complex cubic in $CP^{2}$. We know that there is a group structure by using the intersection of projective lines (cf. Ried, Undergraduate AG, Section 2), which is really different ...
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3D equation of a cone-like shape

Imagine there are two parallel planes (base plane and plane1) in the following image: There is one point on the base plane and there are several points on the plane1. The positions of these points ...
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Does this family of complex elliptic curves have a nontrivial section?

Start with the product $\mathbb{C}\times\mathcal{H}$ ($\mathcal{H} = $ upper half plane). Define an action of $\mathbb{Z}^2$ on the left by $(m,n)\cdot(z,\tau) := (z + m\tau + n,\tau)$. Then the ...
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graduate level introduction to elliptic curve cryptography

I am looking for a good modern book / lecture-notes about elliptic curve cryptography. Does anyone have good recommendations?
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Computing cohomology of the sheaf $\mathcal{End}(T_{\mathbb{P}^2})$ restricted to a curve

Characteristic of the basic field is zero in this question. Let $E \subset \mathbb{P}^2$ be a smooth elliptic curve. Let $\mathcal{F}$ be the vector bundle on $E$ obtained as restriction to $E$ of the ...
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Constrained determination of an elliptic curve with marked points

I am trying to determine some equilibrium position of electrostatic charges on Riemann surfaces, and I was wondering if the following problem was a classical type of problem; Let $z_1,...,z_n$ be n ...
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Ideas for seminar talk on Algebraic Groups related to Number Theory

In a few weeks I have to give a seminar talk in an algebraic groups seminar, and the topic is number theory (possibly elliptic curves). I am not very knowledgeable in the subject, so I was hoping I ...
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Hasse's theorem on elliptic curves over finite fields

Suppose $\mathcal{E}$ is an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$, Then Hasse's theorem states that for any large characteristic $p$ there exists an algebraic number $\lambda_p$ of modulus ...
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Specific cartesian coordinates of an ellipse

I want to do the following: 1.) Ask user for the vertical and horizontal distances of the ellipse 2.) With this information calculate the circumference 3.) Divide the circumference by the closest ...
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Clarification of the proof of **Proposition 1.5** in Silverman

I'm studying the proof of Proposition 1.5 on silverman "The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves" : Proposition: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve. Then the invariant differential $\omega$ associated to a ...
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Multiply point by scalar in elliptic curve group

I'm trying to understand how to multiply a point by a scalar to get a point in elliptic curve cryptography. Here's an example from my textbook. The group is E257(0, -4). That's shorthand for y2 = x3 ...
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How many duplication formulas exist for the Mordell curve family $Y^2-X^3=c$?

For the Mordell equation $$ Y^2-X^3 = c, $$ Bachet gave a famous duplication formula which translates one rational solution $(x_1,y_1)$ into a second rational solution $(x_2,y_2)$. Réalis gave a ...
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How long does it take to double and add points on an elliptic curve?

I have some problems understanding how many multiplications it takes to add or double points on an elliptic curve in Weierstrass form. This link tells that it's 11 and 14, but I don't quite understand ...
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Elliptic Curves

I want some clarification regarding some concept in elliptic curves. In many papers I have seen that, let $E:y^2=x^3+Ax+B $ be an elliptic curve if $L(E,1) $ (corresponding L-function at s=1) is ...
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Elliptic curves with twists of zero rank

I am new to field of Elliptic curves. When I was seeing some papers related to this area I have come across elliptic curves having quadratic(some times cubic ) twists with zero rank. What is the ...
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Construction of the Frey/Hellegouarch Curve

Can anyone show how the Frey/Hellegouarch Curve is constructed from the expression of Fermat's Last Theorem? I have been attempting to find a paper with this but to no avail, and I also looked here: ...
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How I can calculate the algebraic rank of $C(ℚ)$

Let us consider the elliptic curve $C$ over $ℚ$ in Weierstrass form $$C:y²=x³+1$$ How I can calculate the algebraic rank of $C(ℚ)$.
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Generators of elliptic curves?

How to find generators to group $E(\mathbb Q) $ of following elliptic curves $E:y^2=x^3-198 $, $E:y^2=x^3-122 $. Thank you in advance.
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Concrete and elementary applications of modular forms to elliptic curves

What are some useful facts/algorithms for elliptic curves that can be obtained (proved completely) using the theory of modular forms without heavy machinery? It's often been asked what elementary ...
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Chapter II Example 3.3 -p.28 Silverman

I have a question about Chapter II Example 3.3 -p.28 in Silverman "Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves". I feel like I'm misreading it and would like clarification. Let $K$ be a field such that ...
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Rational map of a curve to an elliptic curve

If I have a curve given by $$ y^2 = (x^3-1)(x^3-a), $$ how do I find out if there is a rational variable transformation $y=y(s,t)$, $x=x(s,t)$ that maps this curve onto an elliptic curve of the form ...
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Approximating the Rank

Let $$L(C,s)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{a_n}{n^s}$$ be the Dirichlet series of the Hasse--Weil L-function of an elliptic curve $C$ over $ℚ$. The modularity theorem implies that $L(C,s)$ is the ...
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Pushing forward vector bundles on a plane curve via projection from a point

Let $C \subset \mathbb{P}^2$ be a smooth plane curve, $P \in \mathbb{P}^2$ is point not on $C$, consider projection from this point $$ \pi :\mathbb{P}^2 - \{P\} \to \mathbb{P}^1, $$ and restrict this ...
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An elliptic curve mod n=pq can be seen as an elliptic curve mod p or q. Why?

I'm reading about elliptic curves. I have some problems understanding some things. "We let $n=pq$ be a composite integer. If p and q are two prime divisors of n, then $y^2 = x^3 + ax + b$ (mod n) ...
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Ample non-flex on elliptic curve

Say $E$ is a plane cubic, and $p$ is a point on $E$. Riemann-Roch tells us that $\mathcal O_E(3p)$ is very ample. If $p$ is a flex, it's easy to write down the three sections giving an embedding of ...
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Klein's invariant and negative discriminant

Let $J = J(\tau)$ be Klein's invariant and let $0 < k < 1$ be the elliptic modulus. It is known that $$J = \frac{4}{27} \frac{(1 - \lambda + \lambda^2)^3}{\lambda^2 (1 - \lambda)^2},$$ where ...
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Does an elementary solution exist to $x^2+1=y^3$?

Prove that there are no positive integer solutions to $$x^2+1=y^3$$ This problem is easy if you apply Catalans conjecture and still doable talking about Gaussian integers and UFD's. However, can this ...
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The definition of an elliptic curve?

I've seen two different definitions of an elliptic curve. The first one being that it is a cubic curve of the form $y^2=x^3+ax^2+bx+c$, where all the (complex) roots are different. The other ...
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Proof of elliptic curves being an abelian group

What are some simple proofs that the points on an elliptic curve form an abelian group under addition? I am mostly looking for proofs of closure and associativity, since the other three requirements ...
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Is the union of all elliptic curves $\mathbb{R}^2$?

An elliptic curve could be written as $$y^2 = x^3 + a x + b \;.$$ Q1. Is it the case that every point $p \in \mathbb{R}^2$ lies on some elliptic curve? Q2. And what is the natural ...
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Finding a point on an elliptic curve

I have an elliptic curve with the equation $ y^2 = x^3 + ax + b $ in modulo p, where p is prime. I also have a point G on that curve. How can I find another point that isn't a multiple of G? I ...
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Quantities $g_2$, $g_3$, $\Delta$

This question is somewhat related to this one. Let $\lambda$ be the modular lambda function. Greenhill (Elliptic Functions, p. 57) states that we may put $$g_2 = \frac{1 - \lambda + \lambda^2}{12}, ...
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Punctured Elliptic Curve

I've come across the word "punctured elliptic curve" here and there, but none of the basic texts on the topic (Husemoller, Silverman) define or mention it. What point is removed from the curve (the ...
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The correct formula for lambda when point doubling?

When doubling a point on an elliptic curve, we use $\lambda$. But the equation I found in my book(Silverman and Tate, Rational Points on Elliptic Curves) isn't the same as the one I found when looking ...
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First problem in Silverman's Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves

I started working through Silverman's Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves. For some reason it looks like the first problem in the first chapter is the hardest problem in the whole chapter or I'm completely ...
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Why is reduction modulo $p$ a group homomorphism on Elliptic Curves?

I am reading A. Knapp's book on elliptic curves right now. In Proposition 5.6 the author wants to prove that the reduction map (modulo $p$, where $p$ does not divide the discriminant) of an elliptic ...
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Cube of an integer

$\frac{x}{y}+\frac{y}{z}+\frac{z}{x}=k$ and $x, y, z, k$ are integers. Prove that $xyz$ is cube of some integer number. I was wondering about giving a parametrization for the rational points on ...
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Quick explanation of $\Gamma \tau$ notation?

I hope you can help me by quickly explaining the following notation: $\Gamma \tau$. This notation is encountered in A First Course in Modular Forms by Fred Diamond and Jerry Shurman (love the book by ...
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class number of pure cubic fields and elliptic curves

I want to find generators to Mordell Weil group of the Elliptic Curve $y^2=x^3−6321363052$ and class number of $\mathbb Q(\sqrt[3]{6321363052})$. Some suggestions such as algorithm or softwares will ...
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Elliptic curves as $\mathbb{C}^*/\mathbb{Z}$

I apologize in advance if my question is rather trivial, but i have trouble understanding a basic fact about elliptic curves.. I have always wrote an elliptic curve $E$ as $\mathbb{C}/\Lambda$, where ...
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Computation of the 2-torsion group of an elliptic curve

I have some troubles solving the following problem: Let $E$ be the elliptic curve $E:y^2+2y=x^3+x+9$ over $\mathbb{F}_{16}$. Compute the 2-torsion group $E[2]$, i.e. find all the points of order $2$ ...
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Compute principal divisor for a rational function on a curve

During the lecture we defined the principal divisor of a rational function on a smooth curve as it follows: Consider the smooth curve $C\subseteq\mathbb{P}^2$. Take $g\in{K(C)^*}$. Then the principal ...
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order of an elliptic curve

I have found that the curve given by $x^3+x+1=y^2$ over $\mathbb{F_5}$ has 9 points. Now I am supposed to find the number of points of the same curve on $\mathbb{F}_{125}$. Using Hasse and the fact ...