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$x^4+y^4$ powerful for relatively prime $x,y$

I asked this question on the NMBRTHRY mailing list on 17 February 2014, but it remains unsolved as far as I know. Recall that a "powerful number" is a positive integer whose prime factorizations $m = ...
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On the elliptic curve $x(x+a^2)(x+b^2) = y^2$

Ajai Choudhry showed that special cases of the elliptic curve, $$x(x+a^2)(x+b^2)=y^2\tag1$$ can be used to prove that, $$u_1^7+u_2^7+\dots + u_9^7 = 0\tag2$$ has an infinite number of primitive ...
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More elliptic curves for $a^4+b^4+c^4+d^4 = (a+b+c+d)^4$?

(Note: See also the $a^4+b^4+c^4 = 1$ version in this old MSE post.) The equation discussed in a paper by Jacobi and Madden, $$a^4+b^4+c^4+d^4 = (a+b+c+d)^4 = z^4\tag1$$ or equivalently, $$(p-2q + ...
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Can the pre-image of the real points in the complex upper-half plane of a modular elliptic curve under the modular parametrization be identified?

Consider an elliptic curve $E/\Bbb Q$ and let $\Phi:\Gamma_0(N)\backslash\overline{\mathfrak{H}}\rightarrow E(\Bbb C)$ be the analytical description of its modular parametrization. We know that this ...
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Simple Isogeny Question

I'm looking for a reference of an isogeny fact that I've used many times but am having a hard time proving formally. One can define the degree of an isogeny as the degree of extension fields of the ...
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Least supersingular prime

Given an elliptic curve over the rationals, what can one say about the size of the smallest supersingular prime?
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Are there nonisotrivial elliptic curves over $\mathbb{G}_m$?

Is there an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{C}[t, t^{-1}]$ that has a nonconstant $j$-invariant? What is an equation for such a curve, if it exists?
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Canonical form of cubic curves over general fields

Given a field of characteristic not 2 or 3 containing a primitive third root of unity, is it true that every nonsingular cubic curve, i.e. a curve defined by one homogeneous form of degree 3 in 3 ...
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Is the Jacobi theta function invertible?

Let $\theta$ denote the Jacobi theta function: $$\theta=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}{(-1)^kq^{k(k+1)}sin((2k+1)\frac{2\pi}{\omega_1}Re(z))},$$ and we have a complex number $t$. Suppose that we know there ...
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Why there are two point at infinity on certain elliptic curve [closed]

In article Adams, W. W., & Razar, M. J. (1980). Multiples of points on elliptic curves and continued fractions. Proc. London Math. Soc, 41, 481-498. is said on ...
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Am I missing something about this notion of Mirror Symmetry for abelian varieties?

This is a continuation of my recent question: Mirror symmetry for polarized abelian surfaces and Shioda-Inose K3s. In the comments of the question, I was directed to the paper ...
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computing height on elliptic curve of the form $y^2=x^3-nx$

Let $E$ be the elliptic curve $$y^2 =x^3 - 19*67 x$$ and $P=[26011/625,2159616/15625]$, I want to compute $\hat{h}(P)$ using formula given in Fujita, Y., & Terai, N. (2011). Generators for the ...
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Elliptic curves with maximal order in an imaginary field

Let $K/\mathbb{Q}$ be an imaginary quadratic extension with discriminant $-D$. Then there is an elliptic curve $E$ over $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ such that End$(E)^{0}: =$ End$(E) \otimes Q = K$. Now ...
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Many integral points on quartic models of elliptic curve via differences of squares

Pick fourth power free integer $n$ ($p^4$ doesn't divide $n$). Represent $n$ as difference of possibly negative integer squares $n=v_i^2-u_i^2$. The goal is to find quadratic polynomial with integer ...
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Eichler-Shimura congruence

I'm trying to understand the Eichler-Shimura congruence which relates the Hecke operator $T_p$ to Frobenius at $p$ in characteristic $p$. Two possible ways to compute $T_p$ mod $p$ seem to be: A) ...
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Is elliptic curve point division defined over the field of real numbers?

An elliptic curve is defined over the field of real numbers: $y^2=x^3 + ax + b$ A point P and scalar n can be multiplied using a combination of point doubling and adding. What about point division? ...
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Trivial Weil-Châtelet group

Does there exist an elliptic curve over a number field $K$ such that $WC(E/K)\cong H^1(G_K, E)$ is trivial?
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Questions about the “universal elliptic curve” over the affine $j$-line punctured at 0 and 1728

So my question refers to families of elliptic curves over the $\mathbb{A}^1_\mathbb{C}\setminus\{0,1728\}$ whose fiber above a point $j$ has $j$-invariant equal to $j$ (I understand it's not ...
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How many Pythagorean triples are there in which every member is triangular?

How many Pythagorean triples $(a,b,c)$ are there such that $a, b$ and $c$ are triangular? Any two solutions with only $a$ and $b$ interchanged are considered equivalent. The question of existence ...
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For an elliptic curve $E/\mathbb{Q}$ can the cohomology group $H^1(\text{Gal}(\mathbb{Q}(E[p])/\mathbb{Q}), E[p])$ be nontrivial?

Suppose that $E$ an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ and $p$ an odd prime. Let $G=\text{Gal}(\mathbb{Q}(E[p])/\mathbb{Q})$. I am wondering whether the cohomology group $H^1(G, E[p])$ can be ...
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Pairs of quadratic polynomials taking values pairs of consecutive squares

Let $f,g \in \mathbb{Z}[x]$ be quadratic and neither square. For $x,y,z \in \mathbb{Z}$ what is the maximal number of solutions to $f(x)=z^2,g(y)=(z+1)^2$? Solutions are integral points on the genus ...
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Elliptic $\infty$-line bundles over $B G$

Theorem 5.2 in Jacob Lurie's "Survey of Elliptic Cohomology" (pdf) states the equivalence of two maps $$ B G \longrightarrow B \mathrm{GL}_1(A) $$ for $A$ an $E_\infty$-ring carrying an oriented ...
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$j$-invariants of elliptic curves over finite fields

Let $K$ be a finite field, and $\overline{K}$ its algebraic closure. It is well known that two curves are isomorphic over $\overline{K}$ if and only if they have the same $j$-invariant. If two such ...
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Is the upper half plane an algebraic stack?

Here by algebraic stack I mean an algebraic stack over the etale site $\textbf{Sch}/\mathbb{C}$. So I've read from various nonrigorous sources that the upper half plane $\mathcal{H}$ is a fine moduli ...
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Fourier expansions of newforms at width-1 cusps

Let $f_E$ be the newform attached to the Elliptic Curve $E$ with cremona label $\textbf{100a1}$ and let $\alpha = \left[\begin{matrix} 1&0 \\ 10&1 \end{matrix}\right] \in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. ...
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Modular polynomials for elliptic curves point counting

The Schoof-Elkies-Atkin (SEA) algorithm (for counting points on elliptic curves over a finite field) performs computations over polynomials modulo some modular polynomials. Originally the "classical" ...
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Is there an integral point in the group generated by an rational point?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over rational field. Let $P=(a/d^2,b/d^3)\in E(\mathbb{Q})$ and $$G=\{P,2P,3P,4P,\cdots\}.$$ Is there an integral point $Q\in G?$
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What is the complexity of finding an integral point on an elliptic curve?

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over rational numbers. We know that the set of integral points on $E$ is finite. What is the complexity of finding a point $P\in E(\mathbb{Z})$? Indeed I'm trying to find ...
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Are the Szpiro ratios of 37b1 over certain number fields {33,39,42,48,51,66}?

Related to this question. According to Hindry p.7 Conj 3.1 and Stein's notes Szpiro's conjecture over number fields states that the Szpiro ratio is: $$ ...
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Why the Szpiro conjecture over number fields doesn't depend on the discriminant of the number field?

According to Hindry p.7 Conj 3.1 and Stein Szpiro's conjecture states that the Szpiro ratio is: $$ \sigma_{E/K}=\frac{\log{|N_{K/Q}\Delta_{E/K}|}}{\log{|N_{K/Q} f_{E/K}}|}$$ Given $ \varepsilon ...
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Sheaf of isogenies representable?

It is well-known that "the" stack of elliptic curves (allow me to be vague as to singular curves, compactifications etc) has a presentation by a groupoid in schemes. One of the things that needs to be ...
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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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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{?}{=} ...