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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 ...
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Hesse pencil and Schrodinger representation of Heisenberg group

Let $E$ be a smooth elliptic curve over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle of degree $3$. Heisenberg group $H_3$ acts on global sections of ...
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What is the complexity of finding a point with a given height on elliptic curve?

It is well known that there exists a canonical height function $\hat{h}:E(\mathbb{Q})\longrightarrow\mathbb{R}$. My question is: I have a real number $h$ and elliptic curve $E$. Is there a feasible ...
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Example of elliptic curve with CM (complex multiplication) by \sqrt{-7}

Can someone give me an example of elliptic curve with CM by sqrt(-7) with the action. I've found a list of examples in the following link but not the action. ...
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$\mu$-invariant and Pontryagin dual of Selmer group of elliptic curves 1

1) What are the examples of elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good reduction and $\mu$-invariant $\geq 2$ at $p = 3$ and how to find them $?$ 2) Let $\Lambda = \mathbb{Z}_{p}[[T]] $ and $ ...
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Finite Heisenberg groups action on cohomology of line bundles

Let $E$ be a smooth elliptic curve over algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero, $\mathcal{L}$ is a line bundle over $E$, $\operatorname{deg}(\mathcal{L})=n \geq 1$. Then I define the ...
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Are elliptic Kummer extensions big?

Loosely speaking, are elliptic Kummer extensions big? More concretely: Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$, let $p$ be a prime, and let $F$ be a subfield of $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$ ...
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Inflection points on elliptic curves over a field of characteristic 2

I'm looking at the elliptic curve $C:={\cal Z}(XY^2+ZX^2+YZ^2)$ in the field $k:=\overline{\mathbb{F}_2}$. I want to prove that this curve has 9 inflection points. Since the characteristic of $k$ is ...
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Does the modified Szpiro conjecture require minimal model?

The modified Szpiro conjecture is described in Wikipedia and here and here. The modified Szpiro conjecture states that: given $\varepsilon > 0$, there exists a constant $C(\varepsilon)$ such ...
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Elliptic units and Euler system

Maybe this question is quite obscure and ambiguous. I am really sorry for such ambiguity. My question is, what is the good thing we get from defining elliptic units and Euler system? There are lots ...
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Mordell-Weil and finiteness of rational points

Let $E$ be a CM elliptic curve defined over a quadratic imaginary field $K$ with maximal order, that is, $\mathrm{End}_K(E)\cong \mathcal{O}_K$. Suppose the class number of $K$ is equal to $1$. Let ...
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The rank of $y^2=x^3\pm i$

How Can I calculate the rank of curves $y^2=x^3\pm i$ over Q(i)? Is there any soft function to do it?
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divisibility of Tamagawa numbers

Let $E/\mathbb{Q}$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N$. Let $p\ge11$ be a prime of good ordinary reduction for $E$ and assume that $p$ does not divide the degree of a minimal modular parametrization ...
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Cube-root of j-invariant [closed]

Cube-root of j-invariant is a modular function of level 3, does it have similar property as j-invariant? How about the its minimal polynomial? In particular, are it's coefficients much smaller like ...
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The relative sizes of coordinates of a point on projective genus 1 curve (second try)

Hopefully this is better than what I asked yesterday and Milton solved. Let $ C : F(x,y,z)=0$ be a projective genus $1$ curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ with no restriction on the degree. Write a point $P = ...
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$\lambda$-invariant is constant for isogenous elliptic curves

How to prove that the $\lambda$-invariant is constant for isogenous elliptic curves $?$
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Mazur's torsion theorem on elliptic curves and its generalisations

I want to study Mazur's torsion theorem for elliptic curves over $Q$ and its generalizations for number fields, i.e., papers by Kamienny, Kenku & Momose, Filip Najman. So please suggest to me what ...
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Rational points and torsion points of CM elliptic curve

Let $E$ be a CM elliptic curve defined over a quadratic imaginary field $K$ with maximal order i.e., $\mathrm{End}_K(E)\cong \mathcal{O}=\mathcal{O}_K$. Let $\mathfrak{p}$ be a prime of $K$ such that ...
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The relative sizes of coordinates of a point on projective genus 1 curve

Let $ C : F(x,y,z)=0$ be a projective genus $1$ curve over $\mathbb{Q}$ with no restriction on the degree. Write a point $P = (X , Y , Z)$ with the smallest coprime integers $X,Y,Z$. Is it true that ...
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Is there an efficient algorithm to solve ECDLP over global field?

Let E be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. Is there an efficient algorithm which can solve an elliptic curve discrete logarithm in E?