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Ramification of the map from the stack of elliptic curves to the $j$-line

Let $\mathcal{M}_{1, 1}$ be the stack of elliptic curves. Its coarse moduli space is $\mathbb{A}^1_{\mathbb{Z}}$ with the map $\mathcal{M}_{1, 1} \rightarrow \mathbb{A}^1_{\mathbb{Z}}$ given by the $j$...
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On discriminants of elliptic curves

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ and $\Delta_E$ denote the discriminant of $E$. We say an elliptic curve has entanglement fields if the intersection of the $m_1$ and $m_2$ ...
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Converse to Modularity I: weight 2 newforms

Since 2008 we have the following remarkable correspondence: Odd irreducible 2-dim Galois repn $\longleftrightarrow$ weight 1 newforms note: all Galois representations in this question are ment ...
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Serre's surjective theorem importance

I'm studying Serre's paper in wich he shows the following theorem: Let K be a number field, $E$ an elliptic curve over K without CM. Then the representation $$\rho_{\ell}:\mathrm{Gal}(\bar K/K)\...
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The $p$-th power of the invariant derivative on an elliptic curve in characteristic $p$

I am not an expert in elliptic curves at all, so my question may naive and/or obvious. Let $E$ be an (affine) elliptic curve defined over a finite (or perfect) field of characteristic $p$. Since its ...
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Derivatives of theta functions at zero

Let $L$ be a line bundle over complex elliptic curve, $\deg L = k>0$. Theta functions $$ \theta_s(z;\tau)_k=\sum_{r\in \mathbb{Z}} e^{\pi i [(\frac{s}{k} + r)^2 k \tau + 2kz(\frac{s}{k}+r)]}, \...
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Is it normal surface of general type to have infinitely many positive rank elliptic curves?

Cross-posted from MSE. I am not good at algebraic geometry and almost surely am misunderstanding something. Got an alleged argument against Bombieri-Lang conjecture and would like to know what the ...
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Help for reference of moduli stack of fake elliptic curve

I see everywhere says the following: Let $B$ be an indefinite quaternion algebra over $\mathbb{Q}$ of discriminant $D$, $\mathcal{O}_B$ be a maximal order, $N$ be an positive integer coprime to $D$. ...
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Polynomial identities for congruent numbers and Bunyakovsky's conjecture

Bunyakovsky's conjecture states that polynomial with integer coefficients takes infinitely many prime values unless there are obvious reasons not to. It appears to imply something about polynomial ...
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On $a+b+c= abc = n$, elliptic curves, and solvable Galois groups

Solving $a+b+c = abc = 6$ in the rationals entails solving, $$-24a+36a^2-12a^3+a^4=z^2\tag1$$ which is birationally equivalent to an elliptic curve. It can be shown that if $a$ is a solution, then ...
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Number of CM lifting of an ordinary elliptic curve

Before asking my questions I will start with an example: There are two CM elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ with CM field $\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-7})$, whose $j$-invariants are $-3^3.5^3$ and $3^3. 5^3. 17^...
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Ranks of elliptic curves depend only on the field?

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be an algebraic extension, and let $E_1,E_2/\mathbb{Q}$ be elliptic curves. Is it possible that the Mordell-Weil rank of $E_1(K)$ is finite while that of $E_2(K)$ is infinite?
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Congruence Number of 197A1

It is reported in this paper by Zagier, as well as in Sage, that the elliptic curve $E=197A1$ has congruence number 10. (Since $E$ has prime conductor, a theorem of Ribet ensures that the congruence ...
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An elliptic curve trivial over any extension unramified outside 7 and infinity?

Is there an elliptic curve $E/\mathbb{Q}$ such that $E(K)$ is trivial for every finite extension $K/\mathbb{Q}$ with discriminant a power of $7$ ?
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Possible counterexample to a conjecture of Granville about automorphisms of twists of hyperelliptic curves

This might be a counterexample to a conjecture of Granville about automorphisms of twists of hyperelliptic curves. In this paper, the quadratic twist of $f(x)=y^2$ is denoted by $C_d : d y^2=f(x)$ ...
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Is the compositum of all quadratic extensions of the rationals an ample field?

Let $K$ be the compositum of all quadratic extensions of $\mathbb{Q}$, that is $$K = \mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{d} \ : \ d \in \mathbb{Q}).$$ Is there a (geometrically irreducible) smooth variety $V/\mathbb{...
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A particular interesting elliptic curve

Given the elliptic curve $E:y^2=x^3-4x+4$. (a) How to prove that the group of rational points $E(\mathbb{Q})$ is generated by $P=(2,2)$. (b) If we consider the piece of curve on the region $0<x&...
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Weierstrass form of genus one $y^{10} z^{30} - 8000 y^{4} z^{20} + 12800000 z^{20} + 1600 y^{2} z^{10} - 64=0$

Related to the n-conjecture. We are looking for Weierstrass form and map from it of the genus one curve: $$ y^{10} z^{30} - 8000 y^{4} z^{20} + 12800000 z^{20} + 1600 y^{2} z^{10} - 64=0 $$ It is ...
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Integral points on a particular family of curves

This is a follow-up to this question (and comments thereon). Namely, it follows from Felipe Voloch's comment that for any $n>2$ there is a finite set of integral $(x, y),$ such that $$ \prod_{i=1}^...
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Remark 4.23.4 in Hartshorne

Crosspost from math.stackexchange, since it's quite possible I might not get a response there. Remark 4.23.4 in Chapter IV of Hartshorne's Algebraic Geometry references a paper by Elkies that ...
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Equidistribution of representations by a binary cubic form

Let $f(x,y)\in\mathbb{Z}[x,y]$ be a binary cubic form with nonzero discriminant, and for a positive integer $m$ consider the integral representations $f(x,y)=m$. Assume that the number of ...
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Why there are only finitely many $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$-isomorphism classes of elliptic curves with CM by $\mathcal{O}$?

For someone who does not have a very extensive knowledge of number theory, what is a good intuitive explanation as to why there are only finitely many $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ isomorphism classes of ...
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Result of Deuring, intuitive way to see it's true/quickest way to prove?

There is the following result of Deuring that goes as follows: Let $E/L$ be an elliptic curve defined over a number field $L$ with complex multiplication by an order $\mathcal{O}$ in an imaginary ...
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Question on paper of Stewart and Top about ranks of elliptic curves over Q(t)

I'm reading "On Ranks of Twists of Elliptic Curves and Power-Free Values of Binary Forms" by Stewart and Top, and struggling to understand the argument on pg 962 which shows that the rank of a ...
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isogeny clases of CM abelian varieties

Let $A$ be an abelian variety defined over $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ and with complex multiplication by a CM field $K$. Looking at the action of $K$ on $H^0(A, \Omega^1_A)$ one gets a CM type of $K$, ...
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Conditions for splitting of short exact sequence?

Assume $K$ is a number field and $E$ is an elliptic curve defined over $K$. Are there conditions under which the short exact sequence $$0\rightarrow E (K)/mE (K)\rightarrow H^1_{Sel}(K,E_m)\...
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References for modular curves over finite fields [closed]

I'm looking for a detailed reference for modular curves over finite fields, such as $X(N)$, $X_1(N)$, and $X_0(N)$. There seems to be a lot of literature dealing with them over $\mathbb{C}$, but I'm ...
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Special type Diophantine equations with integer solutions

The following problem on Diophantine equation is still solved or not I don't know. However, I found few solutions by trail and error method. Problem: $X^2 - X = Y^5 - Y$ has integer solutions or not? ...
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From an eigenfom with $\mathbf{Q}$-coefficients to $j$-invariants

Given a cuspidal, classical eigenform $f\in S_2(\Gamma_0(N))$ of weight $2$ and with $\mathbf{Q}$-coefficients is there a way of describing the set $J_f$ of $j$-invariants of the elliptic curves lying ...
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What is the complexity of finding a generator for the cyclic elliptic curves?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve which is defined over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_p$, where $p$ is a prime number. If we know that $E(\mathbb{F}_p)$ is cycyclic, is there an algorithm to find its ...
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Are the elliptic curve discrete log problem and the elliptic curve Diffie-Hellman problem equivalent?

Suppose that $G=\langle g\rangle$ is a general group of order $p$. Maurer has introduced an algorithm to reduce the discrete log problem to the Diffie-Hellman problem under a conjecture about smooth ...
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Secant varieties of curves in $\mathbb{P}^4$

My question is motivated by the following simple observations. By a standard dimensions count in $\mathbb{P}^4$ there should not exist neither an hypersurface of degree $3$ with multiplicity $2$ in ...
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Prime divisors of the norm of the first coefficient of an elliptic newform at width-1 cusps.

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N$ and let $f$ be its newform. Suppose $p \geq 5$ is a prime such that $p^2 \mid N$. We assume $f$ is $p$-minimal, which is equivalent to that the ...
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On the number of 3-Selmer elements of rational elliptic curves

I am trying to understand a step in the proof of Theorem 39 in the recent work of Bhargava and Shankar, "Ternary Cubic Forms having bounded invariants, and the existence of a positive proportion of ...
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Elliptic curves and supercuspidal representations of conductor $p^2$

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbf{Q}$. Let $p \geq 5$ be a prime of additive reduction for $E$. Let $f$ be the newform associated to $E$, and let $\pi$ be the irreducible admissible ...
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Example of a genus-1 degree-7 plane curve

I am wondering if anyone knows how to construct an explicit example of an irreducible plane curve of degree 7 with 14 double points. Such a curve would have genus 1. One can show that for a general ...
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n torsion groups of quadratic twists of elliptic curves

If $E$ is an elliptic curve over a number field $K$ and $E^{F}$ is a quadratic twist of $E$. Then it is stated in ``Ranks of twists of elliptic curves and Hilbert’s tenth problem" due to Mazur and ...
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Elliptic Curve Multiplication [closed]

What would happen if I performed Elliptic Curve multiplication on some random point within the FiniteField that wasn't actually on the curve? I assume that I would get a point in return but would that ...
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Why are solutions to $\sqrt[k]{x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k}$ for $k=2,3$ curiously smooth?

Given an integer solution $s_m$ to the system, $$x_1^2+x_2^2+\dots+x_n^2 = y^2$$ $$x_1^3+x_2^3+\dots+x_n^3 = z^3$$ and define the function, $$F(s_m) = x_1+x_2+\dots+x_n$$ For $n\geq3$, using an ...
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What are the strongest conjectured uniform versions of Serre's Open Image Theorem?

This question concerns the uniform conjectured effective versions and generalizations of these two results of Serre on $\ell$-adic Galois representations $\rho_{E,\ell}$ associated to a non-CM ...
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how do automorphisms of elliptic curves act on the Tate module?

Let $E/k$ be an elliptic curve over some algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic $p\ge 0$. It's known that $Aut(E)$ acts faithfully on the Tate module $T_\ell(E)$ ($\ell\ne p$) with ...
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Interpreting Frobenius pullback as an invariant differential in the case of an elliptic curve

Let $S$ be an affine scheme of characteristic $p > 0$, let $E \rightarrow S$ be an elliptic curve over $S$, and let $F$ denote the absolute Frobenius. Since $E$ is its own $\mathrm{Pic}^0$ there is ...
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homological invariant of the “universal elliptic curve” over the punctured $j$-line

My question considers the curve $E$ over the affine $j$-line $S$ given by $$Y^2 - (j-1728)XY = X^3 - 36(j-1728)^3X - (j-1728)^5$$ This curve has the property that it's $j$-invariant is $j$ (see ...
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Addition law for elliptic curves of the form $x^2y^2+a(x+y)+b=0$

Did anybody consider addition law for elliptic curves of the form $$x^2y^2+a(x+y)+b=0\,?$$ Does this form have any specific name?
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The group of real points on quadratic twist of elliptic curve has one connected component

I am trying to understand the proof of assertion (i) in Proposition 3.10 (page 14) of this paper http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.3884v3.pdf $M$ stands for a square free integer which is prime to $7$, $A$ ...
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Frey's Formula and utilisation of the Hasse Invariant in “Links between Stable elliptic curves and Diophantine equations.”

In the paper "Links between Stable elliptic curves and Diophantine equations" for an elliptic curve $E$ with normal Weierstrass form $$y^2 = x^3 -g_2x -g_3$$ with $g_i \in \mathbb{Z}$ w.l.o.g. Then ...
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Sum of consecutive cubes

I'm investigating when the sum of $n$ consecutive cubes equals a cube, i.e., for which $n$ does $$\sum_{i=0}^{n-1} (k+i)^3 = k^3 + (k+1)^3 + \cdots + (k+n-1)^3 = Y^3 $$ have nontrivial solutions $(k,...
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When an elliptic curve is a quotient of $\mathbb{G}_a$?

I want to know when an elliptic curve $E \rightarrow S$ is a quotient of $\mathbb{G}_a$. When $S$ is an analytic space, there is an exact sequence $$0 \rightarrow R^1 \mathbb{Z}^{\vee} \rightarrow e^{...
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A reference for $\mathbb{A}^1_R$ being a coarse moduli space of the stack of elliptic curves

Let $R$ be a ring and let $\mathcal{M}_{1, R}$ be the algebraic $R$-stack of elliptic curves (over $R$-schemes as bases). One knows that the coarse moduli space of $\mathcal{M}_{1, R}$ is supposed to ...
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If $E(K)=E(L)$ for an elliptic curve $E$ and an algebraic extension $L/K$, what can we say about $Sel(E/K), Sel(E/L), L/K$?

More generally, when $E(K_m)$ is stable as $m$ increases for an extension equence $K_0<K_1<K_2<\cdots<K_m<\cdots$ ? In the case, is $\mathrm{Sel}(E/K_m)$ stable as $m\rightarrow \infty$?...