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Clarification of the proof of **Proposition 1.5** in Silverman

I'm studying the proof of Proposition 1.5 on silverman "The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves" : Proposition: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve. Then the invariant differential $\omega$ associated to a ...
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Multiply point by scalar in elliptic curve group

I'm trying to understand how to multiply a point by a scalar to get a point in elliptic curve cryptography. Here's an example from my textbook. The group is E257(0, -4). That's shorthand for y2 = x3 ...
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How many duplication formulas exist for the Mordell curve family $Y^2-X^3=c$?

For the Mordell equation $$ Y^2-X^3 = c, $$ Bachet gave a famous duplication formula which translates one rational solution $(x_1,y_1)$ into a second rational solution $(x_2,y_2)$. Réalis gave a ...
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How long does it take to double and add points on an elliptic curve?

I have some problems understanding how many multiplications it takes to add or double points on an elliptic curve in Weierstrass form. This link tells that it's 11 and 14, but I don't quite understand ...
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Elliptic Curves

I want some clarification regarding some concept in elliptic curves. In many papers I have seen that, let $E:y^2=x^3+Ax+B $ be an elliptic curve if $L(E,1) $ (corresponding L-function at s=1) is ...
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Elliptic curves with twists of zero rank

I am new to field of Elliptic curves. When I was seeing some papers related to this area I have come across elliptic curves having quadratic(some times cubic ) twists with zero rank. What is the ...
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How I can calculate the algebraic rank of $C(ℚ)$

Let us consider the elliptic curve $C$ over $ℚ$ in Weierstrass form $$C:y²=x³+1$$ How I can calculate the algebraic rank of $C(ℚ)$.
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Generators of elliptic curves?

How to find generators to group $E(\mathbb Q) $ of following elliptic curves $E:y^2=x^3-198 $, $E:y^2=x^3-122 $. Thank you in advance.
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Concrete and elementary applications of modular forms to elliptic curves

What are some useful facts/algorithms for elliptic curves that can be obtained (proved completely) using the theory of modular forms without heavy machinery? It's often been asked what elementary ...
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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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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 $ℚ$. 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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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 $y^2=x^3−6321363052$ 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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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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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 $~(c−b)=1~$ 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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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 ...