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For questions about elliptic curves.

An elliptic curve is a smooth, nonsingular projective curve of genus 1 with a specified point $\mathcal{O}$, defined over any field $K$. They form abelian groups under point addition. They are much studied in number theory, for example in cryptography and integer factorization.

An elliptic curve can be defined by an equation of the form: $$E:y^2=x^3+ax+b$$ with the discriminant $\triangle_E=-16(4a^3+27b^2)\ne 0$ so the curve is nonsingular, i.e. its graph has no cusps or intersections.

The elliptic curves with $a=0$ are .