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Simple proofs for the existence of elliptic curves having a given number of points

Yesterday, after he gave a nice talk, Dick Gross and I were chatting and he brought up the following annoying problem: suppose that for $p$ a prime that $H_p$ is the "Hasse interval" $[p+1- 2 ...
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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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Can elliptic integral singular values generate cubic polynomials with integer coefficients?

For the elliptic integral of first kind, $K(m)=\int_0^{\pi/2}\frac{d\theta}{\sqrt{1-m^2sin^2\theta}} $, it is well-known that $K(m)$ can be expressed in what Chowla and Selberg call "finite terms" ...
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Ward's formula for elliptic divisibility sequences

M. Ward in his Memoir on elliptic divisibility sequences proved that the sequence $\{a_n\}$ defined by recurrence $$a_{n+2}a_{n-2}=a_2^2a_{n+1}a_{n-1}-a_1a_3a_n^2$$ and initial conditions ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Q(\sqrt{-l_0}) satisfies Heegner hypothesis for an Elliptic curve of conductor C implies C is a square

Trying to understand the proof of Corollary 2.3 in the following paper, http://arxiv.org/pdf/1312.3884.pdf I would like to be able to justify that the root number of the quadratic twist ...
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Hyperelliptic curve of genus 2 over R

I know that the points of an elliptic curve over $\mathbb{Q}$, $\mathbb{R}$ or other field $K$ form a group, particularly the most common example to explain the naive way is with this curve ...
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How can one parametrize a real elliptic normal curve such that four points are coplanar iff their parameters sum to zero?

Let $E \subset \mathbb{P}^3_{\mathbb{R}}$ be a real elliptic normal curve with two non-null-homotopic connected components. Is there a parametrization $$ \chi: (\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})\times ...
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Very strong multiplicity one for Hecke eigenforms

In Invent. math. 116, 645-649 (1994) Dinakar Ramakrishnan proves a theorem which I understand to imply that the following statement (in light of the fact that elliptic curves over $\mathbb{Q}$ are ...
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Some clarifications regarding Deligne's paper on $\ell$-adic representations arising from modular forms

I've posted this question few days ago on math.stackexchange because it seems quite superficial. However, since I've got no responses at all, I'm posting it here. If the question is not suitable, ...
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Constructing non-torsion rational points (over Q) on elliptic curves of rank > 1

Consider an elliptic curve $E$ defined over $\mathbb Q$. Assume that the rank of $E(\mathbb Q)$ is $\geq2$. (Assume the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture if needed, so that analytic rank $=$ algebraic ...
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How good can we approximate with algebraic curve the egg shaped vanishing of $\Re \zeta(s)$ near the origin?

Related to this question where degree $2$ algebraic curve is good approximation to vanishing of the real part of expression involving zeta. Near the origin, $\Re \zeta(s)$ vanishes in egg shaped ...
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Equivalent of Lauricella $F_D$ on an elliptic curve?

Lauricella's hypergeometric function $F_D$ is related to (weighted) configurations of points on $\mathbb{P}^1$. I am looking for generalizations to weighted point configurations on an elliptic curve. ...
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An explicit formula for Weil pairing on a complex torus

I begin by defining the Weil pairing in general (as in Oda's 1969 paper). My question is about an explicit formula for this pairing in the case of an elliptic curve over complex numbers. Let ...
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Is it possible the division polynomials evaluated at fixed point to be perfect powers unbounded number of times?

Let $E$ be elliptic curve over the rationals and $P=(X_P,Y_P)$ point on $E$. $\psi_n$ are the division polynomials. Define $a_n=\psi_n(X_P,Y_P)$. Is it possible $a_n$ to be perfect power ...
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Unable to find any information regarding this fact (Frey, elliptic curves)

Frey states in 'Links between stable elliptic curves and certain Diophantine equations' the following "The most important fact about elliptic curves with reduction of muItipIicative type is due to ...
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Hardness assumptions on composite order bilinear groups

I am not at all knowledgeable in elliptic curve cryptography. So, here lies a couple of questions that I failed to find answers for to my satisfaction. Is there any known Type-III bilinear pairing ...
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Galois descent for a non-Galois extension

Suppose that $k$ is an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p > 0$ and $E/k$ is a supersingular elliptic curve equipped with a full level $N$ structure $\phi$ for some $N \ge 3$ that is ...
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Heegner points on elliptic curves

I want to know about Heegner point computations for a CM elliptic curve. What is the best reference book/paper for reading?
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Fourier expansions at the cusps of $\Gamma_0(N)$

My question may be basic but I can't find any answer. Let $N$ be a positive integer. I need to find the constant term (of the Fourier series) at each cusps of a modular form ...
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Proof of a Proposition regarding the reduction of N-torsion groups on elliptic curves

In Diamond-Shurman A first course in Modular forms p.334 Prop. 8.4.4. It is stated, For E elliptic curve over $\bar{\mathbb{Q}}$ with good reduction at the prime ideal $\mathfrak{p}$ the reduction ...
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A morphism of elliptic schemes that preserves the identity is a homomorphism

I am trying to understand the proof of the fact that any morphism $f \colon E_1 \rightarrow E_2$ of elliptic curves over an arbitrary base scheme $S$ satisfying $f(0) = 0$ must respect the group ...
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Difference between Frobenii on Tate modules of special and generic fibre

Let $E$ be elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$ and $p$ a prime of good reduction for $E$. Fix $\ell \neq p$. If $E_p$ is ordinary then we have Frobenius $F_p$ on $E_p$. Assume $F_p$ lifts to ...
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Does the following Diophantine equation have nontrivial rational solutions?

Are there any solutions to the equation $s^{2}(1+t^{2})^{2}+t^{2}(1+s^{2})^{2}=u^2$ where $s,t,u\in \mathbb{Q}$ and $0 < s,t<1$? If so, is there a simple way to parametrize them all? If I am ...
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rational point of a curve [closed]

Let $X$ be a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. I heard (if I did not misunderstood) that the geometry of the complex points $X(\mathbb{C})$ (flat, hyperbolic case) dicts the shape (group ...
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Reading roots of the supersingular polynomial from an explicit formula

I wish to obtain an explicit expression for the supersingular polynomial such that the roots of the polynomial can be easily read from it. I am aware of the work of Brillhart and Morton -- ...
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The exponent of Ш of y^2 = x^3 + px, where p is a Fermat prime

For $d$ a non-zero integer, let $E_d$ be the elliptic curve $$ E_d : y^2 = x^3+dx. $$ When we let $d$ be $p = 2^{2^k}+1$, for $k \in \{1,2,3,4\}$, sage tells us that, conditionally on BSD, $$ \# ...
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The elliptic curve for $x_1^9+x_2^9+\dots+x_6^9 = y_1^9+y_2^9+\dots+y_6^9$

I. If there are $a,b,c,d,e,f$ such that, $$a+b+c = d+e+f\tag1$$ $$a^2+b^2+c^2 = d^2+e^2+f^2\tag2$$ $$3u^3-3uv+w=-def\tag3$$ where $u=a+b+c,\; v = ab+ac+bc,\;w = abc$, then, $$(a + u)^k + (b + ...
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Need information about particular kind of quotients of semisimple algebraic groups by free abelian discrete subgroups

Let me start with the simplest version of the question since already there I don't know anything. For a complex number $q$, consider the quotient space $X_q:=\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb ...
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State of knowledge of $a^n+b^n=c^n+d^n$ vs. $a^n+b^n+c^n=d^n+e^n+f^n$

As far as I understand, both of the Diophantine equations $$a^5 + b^5 = c^5 + d^5$$ and $$a^6 + b^6 = c^6 + d^6$$ have no known nontrivial solutions, but $$24^5 + 28^5 + 67^5 = 3^5+64^5+62^5$$ and ...
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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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Asymptotic Expansion of Double integral

Crosspost from math.stackexchange. Have a look at the great answers there, even though they do not quite answer the question completely. Define $$G(\theta) = \int\limits_0^\infty \int\limits_0^{2\pi} ...
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Is it possible on an elliptic curve both $x,y$ to be arbitrary large powers infinitely often?

Let $f(x,y)=0$ be irreducible elliptic curve over the rationals. Are there $f$ for which: Both $x,y$ are arbitrary large powers infinitely often, i.e. infinitely many rational points $(u^k,v^m)$ ...
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is the modular curve X(N) defined over Q?

In most sources, the field of definition of the modular curve $X(n)_\mathbb{C}$ (quotient of the upper half plane by the subgroup $\Gamma(n)$ of $SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ congruent to $I\mod n$) is ...
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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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On 7th and 8th powers for $x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k+x_4^k = y_1^k+y_2^k+y_3^k+y_4^k$

The Diophantine equation, $$x_1^k+x_2^k+x_3^k = y_1^k+y_2^k+y_3^k\tag1$$ for either $k=5$ or $6$ is quite well explored, and it has long been known that it has an infinite number of primitive ...
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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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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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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 ...