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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} ...
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Parabolic bundles on elliptic curves

as a warm up for his thesis I would like a student of mine to read something on parabolic bundles. He is reading the famous Atiyah paper on vector bundles on elliptic curves, so I think it would be ...
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Integer solutions of $ z^3 y^2 = x(x-1)(x+1)$

According to a conjecture there are no three consecutive powerful numbers. Necessary condition for this is integer solution of $$ z^3 y^2 = x(x-1)(x+1) \qquad (1) $$ What are integer solutions ...
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Holomorphic trivialization of $(x,y) \subset \mathbb{C}[x,y]/(y^2 - x^3 + x)$

This question is largely out of curiosity but also motivated by an attempt to understand vector bundles on elliptic curves better. I believe it is a theorem of Grauert that any holomorphic vector ...
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Quadratic twist of an elliptic curve given by non-Weierstrass model

Suppose $f(x)$ is a polynomial of degree 4 with integer coefficients and nonzero discriminant. Let $C$ be the hyperelliptic curve of genus 1 defined by $y^2=f(x)$. If we assume that $C$ has a rational ...
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Elliptic curves with square conductor

Is there a characterization of elliptic curves over $\mathbb Q$ whose conductor is a square? Does this property have a geometric meaning?
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Kernel of a 3-isogeny between two elliptic curves

Suppose $E_1$ and $E_2$ are two elliptic curves defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ and there exists a 3-isogeny $\varphi$: $E_1 \longrightarrow E_2$. If $E_1$ has no $\mathbb{Q}$-rational point of order 3, ...
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Anomalous elliptic curves over finite rings

I was wondering if it is possible to solve the discrete logarithm on an Elliptic Curve E(Z/nZ) (defined over the ring of integers modulo a composite n) with #E(Z/nZ)=n by applying a method analogous ...
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On $x^3-y^2=1728 \text{ unit}$ in number fields

Consider solution of $$x^3-y^2=1728 \text{ unit} \qquad (1)$$ in a number field. This is related to the discriminant of elliptic curve in terms of $c_4,c_6$. Via elliptic curves it might have ...
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Main conjecture for elliptic curves

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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Counting curves of degree 4 in $\mathbb{P}^{3}$

Let $p_1,...,p_8\in\mathbb{P}^{3}$ be points in linear general position. Then there exists a unique elliptic curve $C$ of degree $4$ passing through $p_1,...,p_8$. I am interested in what happens for ...
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Is the Modularity Theorem (currently) effective?

The Modularity Theorem says every elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ can be gotten from the classic modular curve $X_0(N)$ by a rational map. Here $N$ is the conductor, easily calculable from a ...
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Examples of elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$

I need examples of two non-isogenous elliptic curves $E_{1}, E_{2}$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ having the following 2 properties - 1) $E_{1}, E_{2}$ have no rational torsion points. 2) $E_1[9] \cong E_2[9]$ ...
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A special curve with points of order 3(or 6)

Could you please tell me what is the points of order 3 (or 6) Hon the elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+sx^2-x$ where $$s = -\frac{1}{432}\frac{(81k^8-2592k^4-6912)}{k^6}$$ and $k$ is rational?
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Consecutive square values of cubic polynomials

Let $P(x)$ be a cubic polynomial with integer coefficients. Does there exist a constant $c$ such that at least one of the following values $P(0),P(1),...,P(c)$ is not a square? It is known that the ...
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Elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ with no rational torsion and $\mu$-invariant equal to 1 at $p=3$

How to find out examples over elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ with no rational torsion and $\mu$-invariant equal to 1 at $p=3$ $?$
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Salmon's proof that tangents to a cubic from a point on it have the same cross-ratio

In Higher plane curves, nr 167, Salmon proves that the cross-ration of the four tangents to a non-singular plane cubic, drawn from a point on the curve, is independent of the point. A proof can be ...
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Average rank of elliptic curves over function fields

De Jong showed in 2002 if the finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$ has characteristic not equal to 3, then the limsup of the average of 3-Selmer rank is bounded above, where the average is taken over the ...
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Root number of a quadratic twist of an elliptic curve

Could someone provide a reference for the following fact which is stated without proof in section 4.3 of Alice Silverberg's survey "Open Questions in Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry"? Let E be an ...
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Point of order 5 over an elliptic curve

For this curve $y^2=x^3+b^2x^2-a^2b^2x$ where $a \neq b$ and $a,b$ are rational. I can prove that if $b^2+4a^2$ is square then torsion group of curve is $\mathbb Z2 \times \mathbb Z2$, and when ...
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Algebraicity of isogenies as maps of lattices

Let $E_i\colon y^2=4x^3+A_ix+B_i$, for $i=1,2$ be two elliptic curves where $A_i,B_i \in \mathbb C$ are algebraic over $\mathbb Q$. For $i=1,2$ let $\Lambda_i\subseteq \mathbb C$ be the unique lattice ...
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Explicit calculation of Weil Deligne representations

According to Grothendieck monodromy theorem, l-adic galois representations of a local field corresponds to Weil-Deligne representations. However, given a galois representation, it is usually difficult ...
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Is there a largest prime p such that J_0(p) completely splits into elliptic curves

The question in the title is related to a more general question. Namely does there exist an integer $N$ such that for all curves $C/\mathbb C$ of genus $> N$ one has that not all simple isogeny ...
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Algebraic equations for modular parameterizations

I was wondering if there some place where for some small $N$ I can find explicit modular parameterizations in an algebraic way. One type of model for $X_0(N)$ is just given by a single algebraic ...
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$S$-Tate-Shafarevich groups of elliptic curves

Let $S$ be a finite set of places of a number field $k$ and let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $k$. Define the ''$S$-Tate-Shafarevich group" of $E$ to be $$Ш(E,S) = \ker\left(H^1(k,E) \to \prod_{v ...
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$\mu$-invariant and Pontryagin dual of Selmer group of elliptic curves 2

Consider the elliptic curves - $ E_{1}: y^{2}+y=x^{3}+x^{2}-769x-8470 $ $ [\text{Cremona}:19a2] $ $ E_{2}: y^{2}+xy+y=x^{3}-86x-2456 $ $ [\text{Cremona}:38a2] $ with both good ...
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When are Galois representations with open image attached to elliptic curves?

Let $K$ be a number field with absolute Galois group $G_K$. Let $\rho:G_K \rightarrow GL_2(\hat{\mathbb{Z}})$ be a Galois representation such that the image of $\rho$ is open in ...
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What did Shimura say about $y^2 + y = x^3 - x$?

From the introduction of Ribet-Stein: Shimura showed that if we start with the elliptic curve $E$ defined by the equation $y^2 +y = x^3 −x^2$ then for “most” $n$ the image of $\rho$ is all of ...