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The Picard group of an Elliptic Curve

Let $(E,O)$ be an elliptic curve. Let $\operatorname{Pic}^0(E)$ stand for the divisors that have degree $0$ where : $$D = \sum_{p\in E}n_p(P) \text{ and } \deg D = \sum_{p\in E}n_p.$$ I understand ...
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Canonical sheaf of bielliptic surface

This is an example of bielliptic surface on page 84 from Beauville's book "Complex algebraic surfaces". Let $\rho^3=1$, $\rho\neq1$ and $F_\rho=\mathbb{C}/(\mathbb{Z}+\rho\mathbb{Z})$, ...
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How can I find $E(\mathbb F_{17})$ for the elliptic curve $E:$ $y^2=x^3+c$ where $c$ is any element in $\mathbb F_{17}^*$?

This was left as an exercise in a seminar in my college. I tried to figure it out myself, but haven't been able to make any progress thus far. I don't think it should need any non-trivial result (or ...
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Elliptic curve over algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$ has a non-torsion point

Let $E/k$ be an elliptic curve over an algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $0$. Can one prove that the abelian group $E(k)$ is non-torsion? Better yet, can one prove that $E(k) ...
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On $p^2 + nq^2 = z^2,\;p^2 - nq^2 = t^2$ and the “congruent number problem”

(Much revised for brevity.) An integer $n$ is a congruent number if there are rationals $a,b,c$ such that, $$a^2+b^2 = c^2\\ \tfrac{1}{2}ab = n$$ or, alternatively, the elliptic curve, $$x^3-n^2x = ...
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Understanding the group structure of quotient group derived from elliptic curve group

I am working through some content in L.C. Washington's Elliptic Curves, Number Theory, and Cryptography and I am unsure about what the group structure of a certain group looks like. Some background: ...
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Is the coordinate ring of an elliptic curve principal?

Let $K$ a field, $E$ an elliptic curve. I would like to know if the coordinate ring of $K[E]=K[X,Y]/(E)$ is principal. I think the answer is no. I tried to prove that the ideal $J=\langle ...
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find the structure of an elliptic curve over a finite field

For the elliptic curves E1,E2,E3, and E4 defined below, determine the structure of the groups Ek(F13) by using the information given below together with a minimal amount of extra (hand) ...
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An elliptic curve has a point of order $n$ iff $E[n]\cong\mathbb{Z}/n\times\mu_n$?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over some field $k$, and let $n$ be coprime to the characteristic of $k$. Then I claim that $E(k)$ has a point of order $n$ if and only if ...
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Real elliptic curves

Is it true that the full automorphism group of a real elliptic curve is $T\rtimes\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$ where $T$ is either $SO_2(\mathbb{R})$ or $SO_2(\mathbb{R})\times\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z}$? If ...
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Moduli Space of elliptic fibration

Given an elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefold in Weierstrass form I want to compute the number of complex structure moduli of the fibration. I know how it is done for the generic Weierstrass ...
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Cuspform, elliptic curves and character sums

I was trying to read through some note by Kowalski (see https://people.math.ethz.ch/~kowalski/ik-ant-exp-sums.pdf). I was interested in trying to understand the following. The author states on page ...
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Elliptic curves over $\mathbb C$ have same endomorphism ring but not isomorphic

I am finding elliptic curves over $\mathbb C$ have same endomorphism ring but not isomorphic. Elliptic curves over $\mathbb C$ can be identified with $\mathbb C/\land$ for some lattice $\land$. And ...
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Unramified cocycles and the Selmer group of an ellptic curve

In Silverman's book on elliptic curves, he gives a procedure to compute the Selmer group of elliptic curve $E$ relative to an isogeny $\phi:E\to E'$. I am confused about one step in the discussion. ...
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Better parametrization for computing group law of nodal cubic?

In undergrad, I remember computing the group law of the nodal cubic $y^2= x^3 + x^2$ using a particularly slick parametrization. The usual parametrization of the nodal cubic is $(t^2-1, t^3-t)$, and ...
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Finding two non-congruent right-angle triangles

The map $g: B \to A, \ (x,y) \mapsto \left(\dfrac {x^2 - 25} y, \dfrac {10x} y, \dfrac {x^2 + 25} y \right)$ is a bijection where $A = \{ (a,b,c) \in \Bbb Q ^3 : a^2 + b^2 = c^2, \ ab = 10 \}$ and $B ...
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Is there something similar to $\mathbb{R}^2$ for elliptic curve point representation?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_p$ and denote with $E(\mathbb{F}_p)$ its set of points over $\mathbb{F}_p$. Consider a coordinate system in $\mathbb{R}^2$. Every point is ...
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Some article about Galois representation

I have heard that the Galois Representation associated to a modular form which came form an elliptic curve with CM type has a small image.Could anybody tell me some article about this? I have heard ...
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$J$ invariant of elliptic over a number field

Suppose $E$ and $E’$ are elliptic curves over a number field $K$ which are Galois conjugate over $\mathbb Q$. So $\operatorname{End}_C(E)$ and $\operatorname{End}_C(E’)$ are isomorphic. Suppose ...
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What is the rationale behind change of variables in elliptic curves?

Say we have an elliptic curve in its most general form: $Ax^3 + Bx^2 y + Cxy^2 + Dy^3 + Ex^2 + Fxy + Gy^2 + Hx + Iy + J = 0$ Many websites say that "through appropriate change in variables," we can ...
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Relationship between discriminants and smoothness of curves

My understanding of the use of the discriminant in elliptic curve theory is to test whether an elliptic curve in Weierstrass normal form over a field not of characteristic either 2 or 3, $y^{2} = ...
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Direct sum of two points on an elliptic curve

Given $E:y^{2} = x^{3}+9x$ over $\mathbb{Z}_{71}$, and $A = (0,0), \: B = (1,9)$, I'm asked to find $C=A\oplus B$. I just don't know how the direct sum of two points on an elliptic curve is defined, ...
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The term “elliptic”

There are many things which are called “elliptic” in various branches of mathematics: Elliptic curves Elliptic functions Elliptic geometry Elliptic hyperboloid Elliptic integral Elliptic modulus ...
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Proving some facts about the EC $y^2 = x^3 + ax + b$ [closed]

A solution to this question would be much appreciated! If $E/F$ is the EC defined by $y^2 = x^3 + ax + b$ then prove the following: If $P = (x, y)$ is element of $E(F)$ with order 3 then $x$ is a ...
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Weil pairing of curve of genus 2

We know there is Weil pairing for elliptic curve satisfying several nice properties. So do we have Weil pairing for other curves also satisfying the nice property? Especially genus 2 curve?
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Quotient of invariant differentials is constant

In the proof of Proposition 2.1.1 in Silverman's Advanced Topics in the Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves, he makes a comment about quotients of invariant differentials being constant, because their ...
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Showing $N_E/F_p^r = p^r + 1$ for a given elliptic curve [closed]

Have been studying elliptic curves, and am syuck on this problem. A detalied explanation would be much appreciated! a. Let $E/F_p^r$ be the elliptic curve $y^2 = x^3 − x$. Prove that if $p ≡ 3 (mod ...
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Proving an eliptic curve is cyclic, and determining it's order

I need a solution with an explanation for the following. Thanks! Let $E/F_q$ be an elliptic curve and let $P ∈ E(F_q)$ be a point a. if $n=ord(P)>1/2(q^{0.5}+1)^2$ prove that $E(F_q)$ is cyclic ...
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Finding zeta function of an elliptic curve

Let p=3 (mod 4) be a prime, and $E/F_{p^r}$ be the elliptic curve given by $y^2 = x^3 − x$ Find the zeta-function of $E/F_p$ and use it to determine $|E(F_{p^r} )|$ for all r>0.
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2-torsion points in a curve with genus 2

Let X be a genus 2 curve with affine equation y^2 = f(x), where f is a polynomial of degree 6. Write $P_1, ..., P_6$ for the points on X(C) with y=0. Then why every $P_i-P_j$ is a 2-torsion points in ...
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Finding order of a point on eliptic curve

Just started studying eliptic curves and am having trouble with this question. An explanation/solution would be much appreciated. Find the order of the point X on the elliptic curve $E/Q$ for the ...
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Is the image of $\overline{\rho_{E,p}}$ in $PGL_2$ always isomorphic to $A_5$ if $p$ does not divide the order of the image of $\rho_{E,p}$?

I have the following setting: Given an elliptic curve $E$ over $\mathbf{Q}$ and $p>5$ a prime of good ordinary reduction. Let ${G}_{k}=\text{Gal}(K(E_{p^k})/K)$ with representation ...
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Original proof of Ljunngren's equation

The equation $$x^2=2y^4-1$$ was studied and solved by Ljunngren, who showed that 1,1 and 293,13 are the only integer solutions.However, his proof was very difficult and L.J.Mordell thought there must ...
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How to construct isogenies between elliptic curves over finite fields for some simple cases?

From the theorem of Tate, it is known that the two elliptic curves over the same field $\mathbb{F}_p$ are isogenous iff they have the same number of points. For $p\equiv 3\mod 4$, the curve ...
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Hensel lemma and elliptic curves [closed]

What is the cardinality of this homomorphism $E(\mathbb{Z}/p^r\mathbb{Z} ) \rightarrow E( \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z} )$ where $E(\mathbb{Z}/p^r\mathbb{Z} )$, $E( \mathbb{Z}/p\mathbb{Z} ...
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Is the connection between elliptic curve and lattice unique?

If I remember correctly, elliptic curve (over C) is isomorphic to a complex lattice, and they are connected by some technical stuff(Eisenstein series, j-invariant,...) But the whole process seems so ...
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Is there another methods for counting points on the curve $x^3 + y^3 =1$ over finite fields?

For the circle $(C): x^2 + y^2=1$ over finite field, we can use simple method to count the number of points. The case $p\equiv 1\mod 4$ is not difficult to find, because $-1$ is a square on $F_p$. ...
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(online) Tool to calculate $E(\mathbb{Q})/2E(\mathbb{Q})$ for $E: y^2 = x(x^2 + 3x + 5)$

For some exercise I need to compute the generators of $E(\mathbb{Q})/2E(\mathbb{Q})$, where $E: y^2 = x(x^2 + 3x + 5)$ I did this by the approach from Cassels book 'Lectures on Elliptic Curves' and ...
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Differentiating a period of an elliptic curve under the integral sign

Let $$g = \frac{27J}{1 - J},$$ where $J$ is the absolute invariant, and define $$\Omega = \int_{\gamma(J)} \frac{dz}{\sqrt{4z^3 + g(z + 1)}}.$$ Here, $\gamma(J)$ is a contour in the complex plane that ...
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How to pass from general weierstrass equation of elliptic curves to shorter ones

I found a page on wikipedia about weierstrass equations of elliptic curves. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89quation_de_Weierstrass The page says that one can put weierstrass equations in shorter ...
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E is an elliptic curve over the finite field Z/pZ. Let N= number of points on E. If N is divisible by p, show that either N=p or p=2

I feel like this wants to use the Hasse bound somehow since that's really the only tool we talked about with regard to counting points on a curve, but I'm not entirely sure how to get to that ...
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number of points of order 2 on an elliptic curve

Given a field $F$ with $char F \neq 2,3$ and an elliptic curve $E: y^2-(x^3+ax+b)$ I want to find the number of points of order $2$. (The given solutions say it is always exactly 3.) Let $P$ be a ...
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degree of multivariate polynomial in a quotient ring.

I'm trying to work with polynomials on Elliptic curves. Thus polynomials are elements of the ring \begin{equation*} \frac{K[X,Y]}{Y^2-X^3-aX-b} \end{equation*} (Field characteristic is supposed to be ...
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Is there a genus-one curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ with no points over any solvable extension?

Is there a (non-singular) genus-one curve $E$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ that is known to have no points over any solvable extension?
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Dual and degree of the isogeny a+b[i].

Let $[i]$ be the endomorphism such that $[i](x,y) = (-x,iy)$ with $[i]^2+[1]=[0]$. I am trying to prove that the degree of the endomorphism $[a]+[b]\circ[i]$ is equal to $a^2+b^2$. After ...
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height of a point on elliptic curve

I m bit confused about the definition of Weil Height over number field. In our lecture, it is defined as $|x|_p=|O_k/(p^{-ord_p(x)})|$ where $O_K$ is the rings of integers for number field $K$ and $p$ ...
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Geometric interpretation of subgroups of an elliptic curve group?

I am particularly interested in elliptic curves over finite fields of prime order, so let $\mathbb{F}_{p}$ denote the finite field of order $p$ (where $p$ is prime) and let $E$ be the elliptic curve ...
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Number of Points on an Elliptic Curve

If I have an elliptic curve $$E: y^2 = x^3 + bx + c$$, with $b, c$ integers mod some prime $p$. And $x^3 + bx + c$ has at least one root mod $p$. How can I show that the number of points on the ...
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Need clarity on calculating the y coordinate in elliptic curve cryptography

I'm just new to elliptic curve cryptography. I have been working on RSA for quite some time. Moreover I'm not from a mathematical background. The whole concept looks very complex. So tell me my ...