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Lifting a real quadratic twist of an Elliptic Curve to the modular surface

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N\cdot p^2$ over $\mathbb{Q}$, defined by the equation $$y^2=x^3+p^2b\cdot x + p^3\cdot c$$ and parametrized by a map $$X_{0}(N\cdot {p}^{2})\rightarrow E$$ ...
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Isogeny of elliptic curves over $p$-adic field

If $K$ is a $p$-adic field, and $E_q$ and $E_{q'}$ are the corresponding Tate curves for $|q|,|q'|<1$, why does $E_q$ and $E_{q'}$ being isogenous imply that there are integers $A$ and $B$ such ...
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Help with getting the formula for rational point $(x,y)$ on the $y^2 = x^3$

How to find formula for rational point $(x,y)$ on the $y^2 = x^3$ in term of rational parameter $t$. And also how would I write in form of $(x,y) =(f(t),g(t))$
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Finding formula for rational point ($x$,$y$) on the y = $x^2$

How to find formula for rational point ($x$,$y$) on the $y$ = $x^2$ in term of rational parameter $t$. And also how would I write in form of ($x$,$y$) =($f$($t$),$g$($t$))
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example of an elliptic curve without complex multiplication

What is an example of an elliptic curve $E$ without complex multiplication? This means $End(E)=\mathbb{Z}$. I know that complex elliptic curves are given by $\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda$ for a lattice ...
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Elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$, singularity points

Why is it so that $Y^2Z = X^3 + AXZ^2 + BZ^3$ is a non-singular elliptic curve if $4A^3 - 27B^2 \neq 0$? If we check the partial derivatives we get that $\frac{\partial F}{\partial Z} = Y^2 - 2AXZ - ...
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Sum of two cubes transformed to elliptic curve

Given $x^3+y^3=N$, we can perform some substitutions to obtain an elliptic curve $u^3-432N^2=v^2$, as given here, which are $x=\frac{36N+v}{6u}$, $y=\frac{36N-v}{6u}$. Here's the details: ...
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Change of coordinate in Weistrass Normal form

From Rational Points on Elliptic Curves by Silverman and Tate To obtain Weistrass Normal form, it uses some technique of changing coordinates, but I can't understand its description, I underlined ...
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How to prove that $\frac{1}{n}L/L\simeq (\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})^2$?

Let $L$ be any lattice in $\mathbb{C},$ and $L'$ a lattice containing $L$ with index $n$ (i.e $n=\sharp L'/L$) I found this statement "The lattice $L'$ must be contained in $\frac{1}{n}L = ...
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Surjectivity of morphisms of smooth projective varieties

I have a question regarding a proof of the "surjectivity of morphisms of projective varieties" (a whole mouthfull). Though there are proofs using completeness of varieties, I am interested in an ...
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Nagell-Lutz theorem

I'm a question about Nagell-Nutz theorem. For example, the point $P'=( \frac{31073}{2704},-\frac{5491823}{140608})$ on the curve $$y^2=x^3+8$$ does not meet the theorem Nagell-Nutz. So I can say what ...
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J. Silverman exercise 3.12 “The arithmetic of Elliptic curves”

I have question regarding exercise 3.12 of J. Silverman "The arithmetic of Elliptic curves". It states the following: Let $m \geq 2$ be an integer, prime to $\text{char}(K) > 0$. Prove that the ...
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Weierstrass form of elliptic curve with point with order larger than 3

L.S., Studying for my exam on elliptic curves, I tried to make exercise 8.13(a) of Silvermans "The Arithmatic of Elliptic Curves", which reads: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over a field $k$, ...
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Maps between Elliptic Curves and Points at Infinity

I was trying some exercises from Silverman's book Rational Points on Elliptic Curves 2nd ed. (2015), and got stuck at this problem. 1.22 Let $C$ and $W$ be the projective curves ($b,e \ne 0$) $$ C: ...
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When is sum of squares a perfect square? [duplicate]

Recall that $$\sum_{j=1}^nj^2=\frac{n(n+1)(2n+1)}{6}.$$ When is this quantity a perfect square? It appears that the only solutions are $n=0,1,24.$ By setting $x=12n+6$, the problem reduces to finding ...
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sheaf of relative differentials on an elliptic curve

Let $f : E\rightarrow S$ be an elliptic curve over a scheme $S$ with identity section $e : S\rightarrow E$. Why is it true that $e^*\Omega_{E/S}\cong f_*\Omega_{E/S}$? (I believe these should be ...
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Properties of the elliptic curve $y^2 \equiv x^3 – 2 \pmod 7$

Can someone help me: 1) to list the points on the elliptic curve $E: y^2\equiv x^3 – 2\pmod 7$. 2) to find the sum $(3, 2) + (5, 5) $ on $E$.
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Cube root of discriminant of elliptic curve

Let $E/K$ be an elliptic curve over a field $K$, with discriminant $\Delta$. Then the polynomial $x^3-\Delta$ has a root (and hence all roots since Galois) in $K(E[3])$; this can be shown laboriously ...
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Birational Equivalence of Diophantine Equations and Elliptic Curves

A while ago I saw this question Quartic diophantine equation: $16r^4+112r^3+200r^2-112r+16=s^2$ which was very relevant to a undergraduate research paper I am currently working on. The answer given ...
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Characterization of the $m$-torsion points of an elliptic curve.

Let $(E,\mathcal{O})$ be the elliptic curve of equation $$ f=Y^{2}+a_{1}XY+a_{3}Y-X^{3}-a_{2}X^{2}-a_{4}X-a_{6}, $$ $\alpha:K(E)\rightarrow K(E)$ the derivation such that $$ ...
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Elliptic curve characteristics 2 and 3

How can you show that if the characteristic of an elliptic curve $y^2 = x^3 + ax + b$ is 2 or 3 the equation fails? For characteristic 2 I know the equation must be written as $y^2 + ay = x^3 + bx^2 + ...
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Is the sheaf of differentials on an elliptic curve over $R$ with a Weierstrass equation free?

Let $R$ be an integral domain and $E\stackrel{f}{\rightarrow}\text{Spec }R$ be an elliptic curve given by $$E := \text{Proj }R[x,y,z]/(y^2z + a_1xyz + a_3yz^2 = x^3 + a_2x^2z + a_4xz^2 + a_6z^3)$$ ...
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An implement of Constructing elliptic curves of prescribed order

In the Reinier Bröker's Phd thesis——Constructing elliptic curves of prescribed order(2006), he present a effective way to generate a elliptic curve with a given order N. And the heuristic run time of ...
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Understanding proof by algebraic geometry, Fermat's last theorem for polynomials when $n = 3$.

This is a followup to my question here. See here. The question is as follows. How do we see that there do not exist nonconstant, relatively prime, polynomials $a(t)$, $b(t)$, and $c(t) \in ...
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Generalized elliptic curves over cusps and orbits of $\mathbb{Q}\cup\infty$

In the post http://mathoverflow.net/questions/51147/what-objects-do-the-cusps-of-modular-curve-classify, it says that the fibers over the cusps of a modular curve are n-gons. Wikipedia ...
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Finding integer solutions to $y^2=x^3+7x+9$ using WolframAlpha

I am an unconditional admirer of WolframAlpha and for this reason I want to let the people of this error (or is it really the fault of mine?). If I'm not mistaken, I would be very happy to contribute, ...
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Tate curve and cusps

I know this is a naive question, but what is the relation between the Tate curve and cusps on a modular curve? Naive googling seems to suggest that level structures on the Tate curve (up to ...
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The derivation of the Weierstrass elliptic function

I am wondering if any of you could point me to any books and/or lecture notes that explain the Weierstrass $\wp$ function for a self-studying student of elliptic curves and functions. I am interested ...
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$E[n]$ is etale locally $(\mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z})^2$

I don't think we need the entire setup below (from Katz and Mazur's elliptic curve book, pages 74 and 75), but, as a beginner, I am unable to identify the assumptions I need. Let $S$ be the open ...
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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} = ...