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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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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 ...
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Solutions to a diophantine equation

I tried to find integer solutions to the following diophantine equation $$x^3 - 3y^3 + 5z^3 - 3xy^2 + 3x^2y + 9xz^2 + 7x^2z + 3yz^2 - 3y^2z + xyz = 0$$ but was unable to do so. I suspect that there ...
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Torsion points on elliptic curves, $E^1$

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $E(\mathbb{Q}_p) \supset E^0(\mathbb{Q}_p) \supset E^1(\mathbb{Q}_p) \supset \cdots$ be its $p$-adic filtration, where $E^n(\mathbb{Q}_p) = \{P ...
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How come $f(0) = 0$ in $\mathbb C/L$?

How come $f(0) = 0$ in $\mathbb C/L$? Does anyone know it? Your help will be appreciated. This is taken from the text "Rational Points on Elliptic Curves" by Tate and Silverman.
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Lenstra's Elliptic Curve Algorithm

I am currently trying to understand Lenstra's Elliptic Curve Algorithm for factoring integers. As a source I use "Rational Points on Elliptic Curves" by Joseph H. Silverman and John Tate. They ...
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Multiple points on an elliptic curve

I have given the following elliptic curve $E:F(x,y) = 0$: (Where $F(X,Y) := Y^2 + a_1XY + a_3Y - X^3 - a_2X^2 - a_4X - a_6$ with $a_1 = -1.5, a_2 = 3, a_3 = 1, a_4 = 0.5, a_6 = -1.5$.) The curve ...
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$p$-adic numbers and projective coordinates

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be an elliptic curve and let $E^0(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ denote its nonsingular points. We accept that $E^0(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ is a subgroup of $E(\mathbb{Q}_p)$. Then let ...
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elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}_p$

Let $E: Y^2 = X^3 + AX + B$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}_p$, i.e. $A,B \in \mathbb{Q}_p$ and $4A^3 + 27B^2 \neq 0$. Then, according to page 47 of Cassels' Lectures on Elliptic Curves, if ...
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Cassel's book on Elliptic Curves

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}_p$ be an elliptic curve. Then for $n \geq 1$, let $E_n(\mathbb{Q}) = \left\{P \in E(\mathbb{Q}_p) : \dfrac{x(P)}{y(P)} \in p^n \mathbb{Z}_p\right\}$. According to Cassels in Lectures ...
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Number of points on an elliptic curve over $ \mathbb{F}_{q} $.

I have the following elliptic curve: $$ E: \quad Y^{2} = X^{3} + 1 ~ \text{over} ~ \mathbb{F}_{q}, ~ \text{where} ~ q \equiv 1 ~ (\text{mod} ~ 3). $$ I want to know the number of points on this curve. ...
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Can one check by hand whether the Tate module of an elliptic curve is semi-simple

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$, and $\ell$ a prime number. Then, the $\ell$-adic Tate module $V_\ell(E)$ of $E$ is semi-simple as a $\mathbb Q_\ell$-representation of ...
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Explicit computation of integrals along loops

I am learning a bit about integration on one-dimensional complex tori. It's exciting stuff, but I have some trouble making things a bit explicit. Let's consider the elliptic curve $E = \mathbb ...
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motivation for talking about torsion points on an elliptic curve

Let's consider elliptic curves over a fixed field $k$. I understand that viewing the set of $k$-rational as an abelian group is interesting and useful, but I am confused about why the torsion points ...
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Find coordinate $y$ of an elliptic curve point

If I have an elliptic curve over a finite filed $F_p$ ($p$ is prime) defined as $$ y^2 \equiv x^3 + ax + b\pmod p,$$ such that $4a^2 + 27b^2 \neq 0$ and suppose I have only given the coordinate $x$, ...
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moduli of lattices

Consider the set $M$ of all (rank $g$) lattices in $g$-dimensional complex affine space $C^g$. Does M identify in some way with Siegel upper half space $H_g$? Let's say a lattice has CM if it has ...
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Function field of a projective variety

I am reading Silverman's "The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves". On page 10 he defines the function field of a projective variety $V$ over a field $K$ to be the function field of $V\cap\mathbb{A}^n$, ...
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Lattices and Elliptic curves and number fields

Let $K$ be a number field with ring of integers $O_K$. If $K$ is totally real, then $O_K$ is a lattice in $\mathbb R$. If $K$ is imaginary quadratic, then $O_K$ is a lattice in $\mathbb C$. If $K$ ...
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Finding the prime element of a place of a function field of a elliptic curve.

Let $p$ be an elliptic curve in $\mathbb{C}[X,Y] $. Consider the quotient ring $A = \mathbb{C}[X,Y]/(p) $ and its field of fractions $F = frac(A) $. For all $f + (p) \in A$, define $deg_A(f + (p))= ...
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does every elliptic curve E/S have infinitely many sections after passing to an etale extension of S?

Let E/S be an elliptic curve, where S is any scheme. Must there exist a scheme $S'$, etale and surjective over $S$, such that the pullback $E' := E\times_S S'$ has infinitely (or even > 1) many ...
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Why can't elliptic curves be parameterized with rational functions?

Background: For our abstract algebra class, we were asked to prove that $\mathbb{Q}(t, \sqrt{t^3 - t})$ is not purely transcendental. It clearly has transcendence degree $1$, so if it is purely ...
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Reduction map on torsion of elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good reduction at a prime $p$. It is well-known that the map $$E[N]\to E_p[N]$$ is injective when $p\nmid N$. It is even a bijection since both ...
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What is an embedding degree of elliptic curve?

I am dealing with MOV algorithm to transform ECDLP to DLP in $GF(p^k)$, but at the first step I have to determine embedding degree k. I have read the definitions of embedding degree, but still I am ...
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Silverman AEC Corollary 6.4

Quick question about Chapter 3 Corollary 6.4 [p. 86] in Silverman's Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves. I feel like I'm misreading it and would like clarification. He claims that for an elliptic curve E ...
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$L$-function of an elliptic curve and isomorphism class

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$. We have a $L$-function $$L(E,s)$$ built from the local parameters $a_p(E)$. If two elliptic curves are isomorphic, they clearly have the same ...
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History of the Coefficients of Elliptic Curves — Why $a_6$? [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the motivation behind the naming convention of the Weierstrass form of elliptic curves given as $$E:y^2+a_1xy+a_3y=x^3+a_2x^2+a_4x+a_6.$$ I can see that $a_1,a_2,a_3,a_4$ ...
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Derivative of Integral of (g) with g in the limit

I would like to evaluate the following: $$\frac{\partial }{\partial \beta }\int _0^{\cos ^{-1}(\beta )}\text{dx} \sqrt{\beta +\cos (x)}$$ given that $0\leq\beta\leq1$ basically I'd like to find ...
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Group law for an elliptic curve using schemes

I was trying to understand better the definition of the group law for an elliptic curve given in Katz and Mazur's book ...
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associativity on elliptic curves — Milne's proof

In the proof that the group law on an Elliptic curve is associative, Milne (http://www.jmilne.org/math/Books/ectext5.pdf, page 28) sets up 3 cubics, and claims that they all contain the $8$ points ...
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The cardinality of the preimage of a point under a nonzero isogeny equals the separable degree of the isogeny

Let $f:E_1\rightarrow E_2$ be a nonzero isogeny between elliptic curves. Take a point $Q \in E_2$. I am looking for a reference to a proof, or a proof, of the following fact: ...
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the torsion subgroup of E(Q) (eliptic curves)

if $E$ is an elliptic curve over $Q$, then why $E(Q)_{\rm tor}$ is group and finite set ?
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Exact rank of Elkies curve

A naïve question. We definitely know an elliptic curve of rank $28$ or more exists by Elkies but no one knows exactly what the rank is for this curve (and for similar examples given previously). ...
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Torsion on $y^2=x^3+d$

A question that I am stuck on is: prove that the $\mathbb{Q}$-torsion subgroup of the elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+d$ has order dividing 6. Any hints on how to start would be nice. I tried saying ...
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Intersection of two quadrics

How to understand (maybe, informally) why the intersection of two quadrics in general position in $\mathbb{CP}^3$ is an elliptic curve? It is obvious that it is a compact 2-manifold, i.e. a sphere ...
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Intuition behind using projective geometry for defining the addition on an elliptic curve

We already had the chord-and-tangent construction that can be used to define a way of "adding" points on an elliptic curve. Also this addition satisfies all the group laws. Still why one needs to ...
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Endomorphism Ring of an Elliptic Curve over Finite Field

Let $~E:y^2=x^3+x~$ be an elliptic curve over finite field $\mathbb{F}_{5},$ I compute the trace of Frobenius is $2$($E/\mathbb{F}_{5}$ obvious is ordinary). (By the theory of CM, I know (when $E$ ...
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Existence of certain homogenous forms

Let $D(X,Y), E(X,Y)\in\mathbb{Z}[X,Y]$ forms of the same degree $n$ and suppose that the resultant $R=Res(D,E)$ of $D$ and $E$ is not $0$. Show that there are homogenous forms $L_0(X,Y),M_0(X,Y), ...
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Sage usage to calculate a cardinality

I would like to compute the cardinality of an elliptic curve group over the finite field $\mathbb{F}_{991}$. I'm trying to use sage but I still have an error in the syntax (I never used it before and ...
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Selmer and Shafarevich-Tate Groups

I'm currently trying to under the Selmer and Shafarevich-Tate Groups from Silverman's Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves (2nd edition), pg. 331 onwards. I have a couple of questions I think is derived from ...
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Why Elliptic Curves have so many nice properties

As the definition referred from Silverman's book: An elliptic curve is a pair $(E,O)$, where $E$ is a nonsingular curve of genus one and $O\in E$. (We generally denote the elliptic curve by $E$, the ...
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When Frobenius map equal to multiplication-by-m map

Here is a homework, the result brought me some trouble. Let $p = 7$, and consider the finite field ${ \mathbb{F}}_{p^{2}}$ , which we may represent explicitly as $${ \mathbb{F}}_{p^{2}}\simeq ...
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an Example of Elliptic Curve over finite field has no CM

I have known this property (from Silverman's The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves): Let $\operatorname{char}(K)=p>0,$ and let $E/K$ be an elliptic curve with $j(E)~ \overline{\in}~ \overline{ ...
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Elliptic Curves Nagell-Lutz question

Let $y^2 = x^3 + ax + b$ be an elliptic curve defi ned over $\mathbb{Z}$. If $b=a^2$, find a point of infinite order on $\mathcal{E}(\mathbb{Q})$. The previous part of the question implies that I ...
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How does $\text{Gal}(L/K)$ act on the automorphism group of an elliptic curve?

Let $L/K$ be a finite Galois extension of number fields; I'm interested mainly in the case $K = \Bbb{Q}$ and $L= \Bbb{Q}(\sqrt{d})$. Let $X$ be an elliptic curve over $K$ and $\text{Aut}(X_L)$ the ...
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Motivation for Weil pairing

The Weil pairing $$e_\phi:E[\phi]\times E'[\hat{\phi}]\to \mu_n$$ for an elliptic curve is defined as follows. Let $\phi:E\to E'$ be an isogeny of degree $n$ and $\hat\phi:E'\to E$ be the dual ...