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Theorem 7b of Serre's “Propriétés galoisiennes des points d'ordre fini des courbes elliptiques”

Could someone please point me towards a proof of the statement in the second paragraph, in the proof of Theorem 7b of Serre's Propriétés galoisiennes...? The statement is as follows: Let $F$ and $F'$ ...
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which sections of elliptic curves are conjugate?

Suppose you have a relative elliptic curves $f : E\rightarrow S$ (say $S$ is connected). Then suppose you have two sections $g,g' : S\rightarrow E$, corresponding to two sections $g_*,g'_*$ to the map ...
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How did height in algeb. number theory/elliptic curves started?

Maybe this is obvious but it isn't to me yet. What is the history of heights used in say points of the project plane over a number field or of elliptic curve over a number field? I would guess people ...
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Invariant obstructions to gluing Galois representations on elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\overline{\mathbb F_p}$, or another separably closed field of characteristic $p$. Let $K$ be the function field of $E$, and let $K_p$ be the local field at a point. ...
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How to find generators to Mordell weil groups of elliptic curves?

I am new to branch of elliptic curve and algebraic number theory .I want to find generators to Mordell Weil group of the Elliptic Curve $y^2=x^3-6321363052$ and class number of $\mathbb ...
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Elliptic curves with trace of Frobenius values always congruent to 0 modulo 2

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve and suppose that the trace of Frobenius values are such that $a_{p}(E) \equiv 0 \pmod{2}$ for all odd primes avoiding the conductor. Is it the case that $E$ ...
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Reference for Skinner-Urban on the Iwasawa main conjecture for $GL_2$

Does anyone know the existence of an expository paper or a report discussing the work of Skinner-Urban "The Iwasawa main conjecture for $GL_2$"? I am interested in partucular in the case of elliptic ...
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Which of the Mochizuki's works are the most closely related to elliptic curves?

I'm very much interest about algebraic geometry and number theory along with cryptography, but I have a special interest about the elliptic curves. I have heard a lot of interesting things about ...
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Separation of lattice points on the Mordell elliptic curve

Consider the Mordell equation x^3 – y^2 = k, where x is a non-square positive integer and y^2 is the perfect square nearest to x^3. Noam Elkies (see http://www.math.harvard.edu/~elkies/hall.html) ...
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Superelliptic Curves [duplicate]

I'm trying to find information on superelliptic curves and how to solve them over the integers. The equation is $$y^k = f(x)$$ where $k=3$ and $f$ has degree $d=3$. Does anyone know any ...
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The Modularity Theorem and Serre's/Faltings's Isogeny Theorem

Earlier this year I completed my Masters dissertation on Andrew Wiles's proof of The Modularity Theorem for semistable elliptic curves as a precursor to the accepted proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. ...
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Divisors on an abelian surface

Let $A$ be an abelian surface given by the quotient of a product of two generic elliptic curves $E_1 \times E_2$ by the product $T_1 \times T_2$ of two translations by $2$-torsion points. Then $A$ ...
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padic BSD vs. BSD for algorithm to compute rank

Just to be specific, I deal only with the elliptic curves $E$ over $\mathbb{Q}$, and most of the explaination here are obtained from the paper: Algorithms for the Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves using ...
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$p$-adic Regulators

Is there some relationship between the $p$-adic regulators of isogenous curves over $\mathbb{Q}$? I've done some computations and their ratio seems to be related (equivalent in all calculations so ...
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Explicit formula for the Poincare dual of a CM endomorphism of an elliptic curve

Let $E/\mathbf{C}$ be an elliptic curve with CM by the maximal order $\mathcal{O}_K$ of $K=\mathbf{Q}(\sqrt{-D})$ where $D$ is positive and square-free integer. To make it even more precise, let us ...
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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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Linear systems on bielliptic surfaces

A bielliptic surface is a surface of type $S=E_1 \times E_2/G$ where $E_1, E_2$ are elliptic curves and $G$ is a finite group of translations of $E_1$ acting on $E_2$ such that $E_2/G=\mathbf{P}^1$. ...
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Existence of a family of elliptic curves with large torsion subgroup

Andrej Dujella's excellent web-site "High rank elliptic curves with prescribed torsion", at http://web.math.pmf.unizg.hr/~duje/tors/tors.html gives example of the (current) largest known rank of an ...
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K3 surfaces that correspond to rational points of elliptic curves

In his work on mirror symmetry (http://arxiv.org/pdf/alg-geom/9502005v2.pdf) Igor Dolgachev has considered families of K3 surfaces of Picard rank at least 19 with the base given by $X_0(n)^+$, the ...
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BSD leading-term coefficient in terms of places without distinction

After reading this blog post, I learned the BSD conjectural formula for the coefficient of the leading term $a_0$ of the L-function of an elliptic curve $E$, namely $$ a_0 \stackrel{?}{=} ...
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If the $L$-series does not vanish

I refer to this paper http://wstein.org/papers/shark/shark.pdf At the top of page 24, we are dealing with the issue where the $L$-series does not vanish for the case where $p$ is good and ordinary. ...
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Integer points on $y^2=x^2-x^3+x^4$

Does the Diophantine equation $y^2=x^2-x^3+x^4$ have solutions other than $x=1,y=1$? Interestingly, the Diophantine equation $y^2=x^2-x^3+x^5$ has such solutions: $x=3,y=15$, $x=5,y=55$, ...
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Can we deduce that all the real zeros of those $k^{th}$ derivatives are also simple?

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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How the equality in the first case is equivalent to the inequality in the last case?

The motivation to this question can be found in: About equivalent statements of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture My question is about the last equivalences: $\mathrm{ord}_{s=1} L(E/K,s) = ...
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Can we deduce something about the nature of those solutions?

To describe the problem, we note that we can find an affine model for any elliptic curve $C$ over $ℚ$ in Weierstrass form $$C:y^2=x^3+ax+b$$ with $a,b∈ℤ$. The full L-series of $C$ is given by ...
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minimal conductors among elliptic curves with a fixed CM type

Let $K$ be a quadratic imaginary field. To simplify my life, let us assume that $K$ has class number one. Consider the following infinite set: $S_1:=$ $\{$ $E\subseteq\mathbf{P}^2(\mathbf{C})$ is an ...
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On the conductor of the Groessencharacter of a CM elliptic curve

Let $K$ be a quadratic imaginary field. Let $L$ be a number field which contains $K$ and let $E/L$ be an elliptic curve defined over $L$ with complex multiplication by $K$, i.e. such that ...
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Proportion of rational elliptic curves of a given rank

This morning appeared on Arxiv the following article by Manjul Bhargava et al: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1407.1826.pdf, in which the authors give a lower bound for th proportion of rational elliptic curves ...
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Elliptic curve E and Galois representation

Assume that an elliptic curve $E$ over $\Bbb Q$ has a reducible mod $p$ representation. Then Q: Why is the semi-simplification of $E[p]$ the direct sum of ${\Bbb Z}/p{\Bbb Z}$ and $\mu_p$? Next ...
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Is the leading Taylor coefficient at $s = 1$ of the $L$-series of an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ positive, as predicted by BSD?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. As proved by Wiles et al., its $L$-series $L(E, s)$ is entire. Set $r := \mathrm{ord}_{s = 1} L(E, s)$, a value conjecturally equal to ...
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Elliptic curve and Galois representation

For an elliptic curve $E$ over ${\Bbb{Q}}$, let us consider Serre's mod $l$ representation by $\rho_{E,l} \colon {\mathrm{Gal}}({\overline{\Bbb{Q}}}/{\Bbb{Q}}) \to {\mathrm{Aut}}(\phantom{}_lE) = ...
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Some questions related to Iwasawa invariants of elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good ordinary reduction at an odd prime $p$. Let $\mathbb{Z}_{p}$ denote the ring of $p$-adic integers, and $\mathbb{Q}^{cyc}$ be the ...
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Elliptic Curves with equal trace of Frobenius Values

Suppose we have two elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ with trivial rational torsion. Is there some density $\delta$ such that if the trace of Frobenius values of the two elliptic curves are equal on a ...
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Lang's height conjecture over $\mathbb{F}_q(T)$?

Is the canonical height of a non-torsion $\mathbb{F}_q(T)$-rational point of an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{F}_q(T)$ known or supposed to be bounded from below by an absolute positive number (or ...
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Can we use this formula to construct rational points on the curve $C$?

One of the techniques used to quantifying the size of a point on an elliptic curve is the so called canonical height defined as follow: Let $R=(x,y)∈C(ℚ)$ where $x=(p/d),p,d∈ℤ$. Define the naive or ...
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Is there is a known relation or expression containing the algebraic rank $r$?

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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Torsion group of the following elliptic curve

Let $p_1=2, p_2 = 3,\ldots,$ be the prime numbers, and define $n_i = \prod_{j=1}^i p_j$. Moreover, let $E_i $ be the elliptic curve defined by $y^2 = x^3 + n_i$. Can one compute the torsion group ...
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Galois representation attached to $3$-torsion points of an elliptic curve

Let $ E $ - Elliptic curve defined over $ {\mathbb{Q}} $. $G_{\mathbb{Q}}$ - The absolute Galois group, $\text{Gal}(\bar{\mathbb{Q}}/\mathbb{Q}) $ of $\mathbb{Q}$. $ E[3] $ - $3$-torsion points ...
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motives of elliptic curves, modular forms, Hecke characters

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. By the modularity theorem, $L(E, s)$ is the $L$-function of some modular form $f$. Now one has the following motives: (a) The Chow motive $h^1(E)$ ...
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S integral points of an elliptic curve, with S of positive density

Let E be an elliptic curve over Q of non-zero rank. Let S be the union of the primes of bad reduction of E with a Chebotarev set [1]. Suppose additionally that S has density strictly less than one. ...
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How is the propagator computed on an elliptic curve?

I've been struggling for a while now understanding why the propagator for the action $$ S(\varphi) = \int_E \partial \varphi \bar\partial\varphi + \frac{\lambda}{6}(\partial\varphi)^3 $$ on an ...
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Main conjecture for elliptic curves invariant under a $\mathbb{Q}$-isogeny

Suppose $E$ is an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good ordinary reduction at a prime $p$. Then one can define nonnegative integers $ \lambda_{E}^{alg} $, $ \mu_{E}^{alg} $, $ ...
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Elliptic surfaces with different Kodaira symbols

Are there examples of surfaces $E$ of Kodaira dimension one that have two elliptic fibrations $p,q:E\to C$ over some curve $C$ such that $p$ has semi-stable fibres but $q$ has an additive fibre? Can ...
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Confusion regarding the definition of semistable reduction of an elliptic curve at a prime $p$

I am consulting the recent paper ''On the Integrality of Modular Symbols and Kato's Euler system for Elliptic Curves'' by Chris Wuthrich. But I am confused regarding the definition of semistable ...
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Find all points on the elliptic curve using irreducible polynomials [closed]

Hello I am new to the subject of Cryptography. Following is the question I have to solve. Topic is Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC).. In the elliptic curve E (g2, g7) over the GF(2^4) field: ...
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Real points $a∈ℝ$ such that the equation $f^{(k)}(s)=a$ have a finite number of real solutions $s$ for some $k$

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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Argument for unboundedness of integral points of elliptic curves over number fields

Probably this is well known to those who know it. Got an argument and numerical support that over number fields elliptic curves in minimal models might have unbounded number of integral points, the ...
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Possible counterexample to a theorem assuming Lang's conjecture

Looks like I found a counterexample to a theorem assuming Lang's conjecture, but not sure it is correct. Boundedness of Mordell–Weil ranks of certain elliptic curves and Lang’s conjecture p. 2 ...
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Embedding of an elliptic curve into $\mathbb{P}^2 \times \mathbb{P}^2$

Let $E$ be a smooth elliptic curve over a field $k$. Let $$ i : E \to \mathbb{P}^2 \times \mathbb{P}^2, $$ be an embedding. How one can find an explicit canonical forms of equations cutting $E$ in ...
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Congruence for the number of points in the elliptic curve $y^2 = x^3+b \pmod{p}$

Let $E$ be the elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+1$ and $p \equiv 1 \pmod{3}$ a prime. Computing the number of points mod $p$ of $E$ using the naive method gives: $$ \#E(\mathbb F_p) = 1+ \sum_{x=0}^{p-1} ...