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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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How am I supposed to find the perimeter and/or area of an oval (ellipse)? [on hold]

I looked this up and it seems kinda scary...or is it? Anyway, please help me! I'm curious and ovals are stretched-out circles!
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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 $ā„š$. 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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how to find GENUS of a given curve [duplicate]

Could you please help me to find GENUS of $x^2 -x + y- y^5 = 0$ hyper-elliptic curve. Also, explain how to apply FALTINGS theorem to find rational roots. high regards and many many thanks...
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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 $y^2=x^3āˆ’6321363052$ 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 ...
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Looking for help with this elementary method of finding integer solutions on an elliptic curve.

In the post Finding all solutions to $y^3 = x^2 + x + 1$ with $x,y$ integers larger than $1$, the single positive integer solution $(x,y)=(18,7)$ is found using algebraic integers. In one of the ...
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What is rational point on elliptic curve over Galois field

It is clear what is a rational point on elliptic curve, when the curve is defined over real numbers. But if it is defined over Galois field, what is a rational point? If necessary, supply an example, ...
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Quadratic twist of Elliptic curves with complex multiplication

Suppose $E/\mathbb{Q}$ is an elliptic curve that has complex multiplication by $\mathcal{O}_K$, where $K=\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{D})$, for $D<0$ and squarefree. In "The main conjectures of Iwasawa ...
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Seeking graphics of elliptic curves as surfaces

Is there any place to go on line for good graphics of how a complex elliptic curve sits as an affine curve in $\mathbb{C}^2$? The mathematics is well discussed in Drawing elliptic curve and Is the ...
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Surjectivity of p-adic representation

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve. For a prime $p$, we have the mod $p$ representation \begin{equation*} \bar{\rho}_{E,p}: G_{\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q}} \rightarrow Aut(E[p]) \end{equation*} ...
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Non linear least square ellipse fitting

I am trying to find a Non linear leasts squares ellipse fit for a set of 100 data points data points $(x,y)$. Now i have found the values of $A,B,C,D,E,F$ according to the conical equation of the ...
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defining the group law on elliptic curves in general

Let $k$ be an arbitrary field and $C \subset \mathbb{P}^2(k)$ an elliptic curve. In order to define the group law on $C$ we need to establish some geometric facts first, e.g. Any line intersects $C$ ...
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The Moduli Stack of Elliptic curves - What is it?

I have often heard the words "Moduli Stack of Elliptic Curves", but I have nowhere found a from-scratch definition of this object. I do understand the motivation: There are cusps in the moduli space ...
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Image of the p-Frobenius endomorphism under a mod p Galois representation.

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve and $p$ a prime such that $E$ has ordinary redcution at p. Further, let $$\rho_{E,p}:{\rm Gal}(\overline{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q})\to {\rm ...
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How to find the tangent vector to a curve at a special point

The two points $A=(x_{0},y_{0},z_{0})$ and $B=(x_{1},y_{1},z_{1})$ are given. The line segments $AC$ and $BC$ make equal angle $\alpha$ with the horizontal plane through $C$. The angle ...
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Compendium of elliptic curves?

does anyone know where I can find a collection of elliptic curves and their integral solutions? EDIT: Removed additional useless info. Thanks!
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Rank of Elliptic Curves

Recently, I have heard of some heuristics that would suggest that the rank of elliptic curves are bounded (specifically in the congruent number family). I always though that the best way to prove ...
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How to prove $~\sqrt{3}\sqrt{4a^{3}-1}~$ isn't an integer?

I'm trying solve: $~a^3 + b^3 = c^3~$ has no nonzero integer solutions. If $~(cāˆ’b)=1~$ then $~c^3-b^3=3c^2-3c+1=a^3,~$ from Wolframalpha get: $$ c = \dfrac{3- \sqrt{3}\sqrt{4a^{3}-1}}{6} \\ c = ...
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Computing the trace of the image of Frobenius

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve, $p$ and $q$ distinct primes and $e$ a positive integer. Fixing a basis for the $p^e$ torsion, we get a natural Galois representation $$\rho_{E,p^e}:{\rm ...
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Surjective $p$-adic representation implies trivial $p$-primary part.

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve. We know that by Serre in the non-CM case, for $p\geq5$, $$\rho_p:Gal(\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q})\rightarrow Aut(T_p(E))$$ is surjective iff $$ ...
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Curve avoiding semi-rational points

A rational point is a point in $\mathbb{R}^d$ all of whose $d$ coordinates are rational. Let me define a semi-rational point as one that has at least one rational coordinate (but whose other ...
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Can you have a nontrivial automorphism of an elliptic curve $E/S$ which when restricted to a geometric fiber is the identity?

Ie, let $E/S$ be an elliptic curve over some scheme $S$. Is it possible to have an automorphism $\alpha$ of $E$ over $S$ such that for some geometric point $s\in S$ its pullback to $E_s$ is the ...
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Tangent line at $x_1$ to polynomial curve $p(x)$ of degree at least $2$ implies $x_1$ is a double root of $p(x) - p^{'}(x_1)(x-x_1)$?

Tangent line at $x_1$ to polynomial curve $p(x)$ of degree at least $2$ implies $x_1$ is a double root of $p(x) - p^{'}(x_1)(x-x_1)$ ?. Suppose I have a polynomial function $p(x): \mathbb R ...
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Third point of elliptic curve $E: y^2 = x^3 + Ax + B$ given points $P_1=(x_1,y_1), P_2=(x_2, y_2)$ on $E$ (Weierstrass equation).

Third point of elliptic curve $E: y^2 = x^3 + Ax + B$ given points $P_1=(x_1,y_1), P_2=(x_2, y_2)$ on $E$ (Weierstrass equation). Assume $x_1 \neq x_2$. I create the straight line $y = m(x-x_1) ...
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explicit example of computing ray class field for imaginary quadratic?

Given an imaginary quadratic number field K, we can get its ray class field mod some ideal $\mathcal{m}$ by adjoining the j-invariant of an elliptic curve with complex multiplication given by ...
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divisors eqivalence and Picard group

I have a Lemma which I understand until a certain point. It claims that if E is an elliptic curve and $P,Q \in E$, than $\exists R\in E:P+Q\sim R+\theta$, where $\theta$ is the point at infinity. To ...
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Flex point on an elliptic curve

I have just started working through Pete Clark's elliptic curve notes, which are available here: http://math.uga.edu/~pete/EllipticCurves.pdf Early on, in section 2.1 on page 6, it is shown that the ...
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How to find primitive point on an elliptic curve?

Reading about Elliptic curve cryptography, i came across primitive point's or generator point's but found nothing on how to generate such points any help would be appriciated.
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Relating ramification index of a map of curves to degree of vanishing

I am little confused about explicitly computing ramification index and relating it to degree of vanishing a polynomial. In particular I have the following example (when trying to prove the genus ...