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Complex elliptic curve for the “conjugate” lattice

Let $\Lambda$ be a lattice in $\mathbb{C}$, and $E=\mathbb{C}/\Lambda$ the corresponding complex elliptic curve. Let $\bar{\Lambda}$ be the "conjugate" lattice, i.e. the one obtained by conjugating ...
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Form of minimal integral Weierstrass equation for elliptic curve over $Q$ with good reduction at $2$ and $3$.

If $E$ is an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ which has good reduction at $2$ and $3$, is it always possible to find a minimal integral Weierstrass equation for $E$ of the form $y^2 = x^3 + Ax + B$ ...
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Nontrivial Rational solutions to $y^2=4 x^n + 1$

Are there any nontrivial rational solutions to the following equation: $$y^2=4 x^n + 1,$$ where $n>2$?
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How to know whether an elliptic curve has a low-degree isogeny?

Given an elliptic curve with a Weierstrass equation, is there any easy way to see whether it has got an isogeny of low degree?
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Does there exist a finite morphism of algebraic curves such that…

Let $K\subset L$ be a finite field extension. Let $X$ and $Y$ be (smooth projective geometrically connected) curves over $L$. Let $f:X\to Y$ be a finite morphism of curves over $L$. Assume that ...
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The group $E(\mathbb{F}_q)/NE(\mathbb{F}_q)$

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ and let $N\geq 1$. We also make the following assumptions: $T \in E(\mathbb{F}_q)[N]$ is a point of exact order $N$, ...
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Euler Product of Modular L-series

This question is probably really easy to someone that knows the theory of modular forms well, so I apologize if this is obvious. Suppose $E_1$ and $E_2$ are elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ and the ...
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Elliptic curves with finitely many rational points

A conjecture by Goldfeld says that half of all elliptic curves have rank zero (i.e. their Mordell-Weil group has finite order.) Are there any known infinite families of elliptic curves (over ...
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Special privilege enjoyed by Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication

I think after reading the title one may understand the intention of me, this question is concerned about the Elliptic curves having a Complex Multiplication. I have been reading many theorems, ( ...
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Minimal degree of a field extension to obtain an elliptic curve

Let $K$ be a number field and let $X$ be a smooth projective geometrically connected curve over $K$ of genus $1$. There exists a number field $L/K$ such that $X$ has a $L$-rational point. Let $L$ be ...
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Computing the free-part

I wanted to ask about some existing algorithms for computing points over elliptic curves. Background : We know that the famous theorem of Mordell and Weil says that " Group of rational points on an ...
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What is the Hurwitz number of an elliptic curve

One can associate a Hurwitz number to any rational function $f:X\to \mathbf{P}^1$ on a compact connected Riemann surface $X$ which ramifies over precisely FOUR points. Suppose that $X$ is an elliptic ...
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Does the following define a point of the modular curve $X_1(n)$

Let $X$ be a compact connected Riemann surface of genus $1$ and suppose that there is a finite morphism $X\to \mathbf{P}^1$ of degree $n$ which ramifies totally over $0$ and $\infty$. Let $f^{-1}(0)$ ...
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Intersection of a line with an Elliptic Curve

I am trying to show that if a line given by $y = mx + b$ intersects an Elliptic Curve given by $E(\mathbb{K}): y^2 = x^3 + Ax + B$ in three points then the line is not tangent to the curve. Given ...
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Does the $p$-torsion of an elliptic curve with good reduction over a local field always determine whether the reduction is ordinary or supersingular?

Let $K$ be a finite extension of $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and $E/K$ an elliptic curve with good reduction. Does the $\mathbb{F}_p[\mathrm{Gal}(\overline{K})]$-module $E[p](\overline{K})$ determine whether the ...
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Weierstrass $\wp$ function doubly periodic

I'm working my way through Silverman and Tate's Undergraduate Introduction to Elliptic Curves. I haven't yet been able to study complex analysis, so it comes as no surprise that I'm having a tough ...
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Basic Understanding of Elliptic curve

I want to know the basic understanding about Elliptic curve. Why it is need and when it is useful. I have searched much on internet but I am not a science student hence I am not able to understand the ...
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Computing the trace of the following automorphism of the elliptic curve $y^2 = x^3+x$

Consider the elliptic curve $E$ defined by $y^2z= x^3 +xz^2$ over an algebraic closure $\overline{\mathbf{Q}}$ of $\mathbf{Q}$. Consider the endomorphism $f:E\to E$ given by $(x:y:z)\mapsto ...
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How to show that the image of a certain projective embedding is an algebraic curve?

I found the following claim in a paper by Griffiths and Harris : Start with a complex torus $\mathbb{C}/\Lambda$. The vector space of meromorphic functions having period lattice $\Lambda$ and a pole ...
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Finding zeros and poles of rational functions over elliptic curve

The matter of explicitly finding the order of a rational function on an elliptic curve in the projective plane at infinity (i.e. at the point $(0, 1, 0)$) still seems unclear. For example, Silverman ...
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Local-Global Principle and the Cassels statement.

In a recent article I have read, i.e. " Lecture notes on elliptic curves ", Prof.Cassels remarks in page-110 that There is not merely a local-global principle for curves of genus-$0$, but ...
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admissible change of variables on elliptic curve

I was wondering whether an admissible change of variables of an elliptic curve given by a Weierstrass equation respects the group law. Let $E$ be defined over a field $K$ given by the equation ...
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Constructing a homomorphism from class group to Sha.

In response to my previous question I got a wonderful answer from Prof.Emerton explaining about the similarities between $Ш$ and class group. In order to add something the comments I got from Mr. B R ...
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2-Torsion Group Scheme

Consider the elliptic curve $zy^2 + z^2y = x^3.$ I would like to explictly compute the 2-torsion group scheme, $E[2],$ over $\mathbf{Spec}(\mathbb{Z}_2),$ but I'm having a tough time writing down the ...
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How to find all rational points on the elliptic curves like $y^2=x^3-2$

Reading the book by Diophantus, one may be led to consider the curves like: $y^2=x^3+1$, $y^2=x^3-1$, $y^2=x^3-2$, the first two of which are easy (after calculating some eight curves to be solved ...
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Tamagawa numbers and Genus class numbers

I was reading the paper of Prof.Franz Lemmermeyer titled "Pell-conics" which is here, in that the author writes in page 9 that one can define Tamagawa numbers as $$ c_p = \begin{cases} 2 & \text{ ...
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An attempt of catching the where-abouts of “ Mysterious group $Ш$ ”

This question is a bit concerned with the Tate-Shaferevich group, lets start defining $C$ as $$C: X^2- \Delta Y^2=4$$ which are generally called as Pell-conics, so all in this question $K$ refers to ...
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Reference about product of elliptic curves

I am wondering if there is some accessible reference to learn about product of elliptic curves and their 'properties'. For dimension 1, there is plenty to find. I think the dimension 2 case is done as ...
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Universality of Tate-conjectures

We all know that Prof.John Tate proposed a set of conjectures(along with Prof.Emil Artin) formally spread under the name of "Tate conjectures", they have a wide range of influence on various fields of ...
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Regarding a notation related to divisors & elliptic curves

Section 5.8 of the book An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography defines the divisor of a rational function $f(X,Y)$ defined on an elliptic curve $E: Y^2 = X^3 + AX + B$ as the formal sum: ...
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Resurrection of my Tamagawa numbers Question, to understand the Formulation of BSD

My previous question was closed very badly for asking the broad and deep things, so I now understand the consequences of asking such questions, so I refrain from asking such questions, so this is not ...
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discriminant of an étale cover of an elliptic curve

Let $\pi:X\to E$ be a finite étale morphism, where $E$ is an elliptic curve over a number field $K$. Assume $X$ to be connected, and to be of genus 1. Edit: Assume $X$ and $E$ have semi-stable ...
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Reading the mind of Prof. John Coates (motive behind his statement)

To start with the issue, I have been thinking from many days that Birch-Swinnerton-dyer conjectures should have some association with the Galois theory, but one day I got the Article of Tate called as ...
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division polynomials of elliptic curve as function on $\mathbb{C}$

I have a question about exercise 6.15 of Silverman's book AEC. Suppose that $E$ is a nonsingular elliptic curve over $\mathbb{C}$ given by the equation $$y^2+a_1xy+a_3y=x^3+a_2x^2+a_4x+a_6.$$ Then we ...
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A reference and an explanation needed?

In my previous question I was asking for a method to construct a global point if we have local points with us which is here, but I got an answer, it didn't serve the entire purpose, but later on due ...
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Endomorphism of elliptic curve

Let $\alpha(x,y) = (p(x)/q(x), y\cdot s(x)/t(x))$ be an endomorphism of the elliptic curve E given by $y^2 = x^3 +Ax+B$, where $p, q, s, t$ are polymonials such that $p$ and $q$ have no common root ...
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A Generalization of Cantor's counting theory

This question may be silly to experts, but I am waiting for a response sir. My question is " Is there any existence of generalized Cantor's counting principle ( i.e the theory that decide ...
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Decomposition of Tate-Shafarevich group

We all know that Tate-Shafarevich group is defined as $$Ш(E/K)=\mathrm{Ker}(H^1(K,E)\mapsto \prod_{v}H^1(K_v,E))$$ for an abelian variety $A$ defined over a number field $K$, the non-trivial ...
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How are the Tate-Shafarevich group and class group supposed to be cognates?

How can one consider the Tate-Shafarevich group and class group of a field to be analogues? I have heard many authors and even many expository papers saying so, class group as far as I know is ...
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Geometric reason why elliptic curve group law is associative

The question title says it all. I am looking for a geometric proof for the fact that the group law defined on elliptic curves is associative. I've heard somewhere about something on the ...
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A Hunt for a Mathematical Machine That Gives Points

The central question is : Is there any method for Producing the global Points on the curve (any cubic curve, or at least a Degree-2 curve ) , if we have local Part with us ? Explanation: ...
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Nice formulas for the lambda invariant of an elliptic curve

Where can I find some nice formulas for the lambda invariant of an elliptic curve? I vaguely recall there's a nice product formula in terms of $q$, but a google search didn't give me much. Also, are ...
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question about j-invariant

In Hartshorne, there's a formula for the j-invariant in terms of $\lambda$. It says that $$ j = 2^8 \frac{(\lambda^2-\lambda+1)^3}{\lambda^2(\lambda-1)^2}.$$ Can one reverse this formula? That is, can ...
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Fencing the Group size,and its implication to Finiteness of Tate-Shafarevich Group

This question is an interesting one,not like my previous one. Can we judge the size of a Quotient Group by seeing the size of its constituents ? To add something ,Suppose consider a group ...
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$j$-invariant for a singular curve

Say I have a plane cubic $f(x,y,z) \subset \mathbb{C}^3$ and I identify it with an elliptic curve by setting $z=1$ and end up with (perhaps after a change of variables) something of the form ...
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Real elliptic curves in the fundamental domain of $\Gamma(2)$

An elliptic curve (over $\mathbf{C}$) is real if its j-invariant is real. The set of real elliptic curves in the standard fundamental domain of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbf{Z})$ can be explicitly ...
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What is the “$\tau$” of this elliptic curve

For any $n\geq 1$, let $E_n $ be the elliptic curve given by the equation $y^2 = x(x-1)(x-\zeta_{15^n})$. Here $\zeta_{m} = \exp(2\pi i /m)$ for any positive integer $m$. There is a unique element ...
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Ring on an Elliptic Curve

I know that for a given elliptic curve $E$ we can define a group $G$ with the points on this curve. However, can we define a ring on it? That is, can we define a multiplication on the curve, where we ...
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How can I check I have a birational transformation

Updated this question, just focusing on the relevant part $$f_2(u,v) = \tfrac{27}{64} u^3 - \tfrac{81}{64} u^2 v + \tfrac{189}{20} u^2 + \tfrac{81}{64} u v^2 - \tfrac{189}{10} u v + \tfrac{1764}{25} ...
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Violating assertion in Cohen's instructions for Weierstrass reduction

I am trying to follow case 2 of the procedure given in Cohen: for the cubic $f(x,y,z) = x^3 + 3 y^3 - 11 z^3$ using the rational point $P_0 = (2 : 1 : 1)$. The tangent at this point is $y = - ...