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### BSD conjecture for X_0(17)

I use Magma to calculate the L-value, yields
E:=EllipticCurve([1, -1, 1, -1, 0]);
E;
Evaluate(LSeries(E),1),RealPeriod(E),Evaluate(LSeries(E),1)/RealPeriod(E);
Elliptic Curve defined by y^2 + x*y + ...

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### Solving the Field Membership Problem using Grobner Bases

Is there an easy way to determine whether a set of elements in a field generates the whole field or only a subfield?
Specifically, I have a subfield of $k(x,y)$ described in terms of a canonical set ...

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### Using MAGMA for Group Theory

I've just started a PhD in Group Theory and need to use the computer programme MAGMA. I wonder if anyone could help me with a couple of (probably very basic things).
I need to produce a Hasse ...

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### Is there a MAGMA function to calculate the absolutely irreducible components of an algebraic curve defined over the rationals?

Given a curve defined over the rationals, is it computationaly possible to find all its absolutely irreducible components?
Is there an implementation of this in the MAGMA program?

**4**

votes

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### Computing Tamagawa numbers for jacobians of hyperelliptic curves

Do exist some computational approach to calculation of Tamagawa number for the jacobian of hyperelliptic curve at prime $p$?
As followed from this question one can compute $\Phi(\overline{\mathbb ...

**2**

votes

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### Working with group cosets in MAGMA

When working with group cosets in MAGMA is there a way of treating the cosets as subsets of the overlying group. Specifically I have a group $G$ and subgroups $H$ and $K$ . I wish ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Finding relations between invariant polynomials

Suppose I have an action of a linear reductive group ($GL(2,\mathbb{C})^2$ in this case) on a complex vector space (of dimension $16$) and I want to compute explicitly the ring of invariants of this ...

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### How to ask Magma to compute the induced morphisim on divisor group

Suppose Magma has computed homomorphism $h$ between function fields $F1 \to F2$. Then we have an induced homomorphism $h$ on the divisor group. Now my question is that if there's a better way to ...

**1**

vote

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### My output of a group and inverse-closed subset in MAGMA is no longer inverse-closed when entered as input to GAP.

In MAGMA, I input the following:
G:=SmallGroup(20,3);
G;
E:=[xx:xx in G];
S:=[E[6],E[7],E[13],E[20]];
S;
S[1]^2;
S[2]^2;
S[3]*S[4];
This gives the output:
GrpPC : ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

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### Changing the Type of a Module in MAGMA

I am currently working with irreducible $k[G]$-modules in MAGMA for finite fields $k$ and finite groups $G$. To construct these modules, I am using the commands IrreducibleModules(G,k) This results in ...

**1**

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### Checking for invertibility of large matrices in MAGMA

If you have a number of large matrices, and you wish to determine whether each matrix has determinant zero or not, what is the most efficient way to do this in MAGMA
(it appears that calculating the ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

259 views

### Homomorphisms and their restrictions in MAGMA

I am trying to look at a representation (so a homomorphism) of a group G, and see what the restriction of the representation to a subgroup of G will be. Is there an easy way (or any way!) to do this ...

**1**

vote

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434 views

### Does MAGMA have a function to decide if two indefinite, integral quadratic forms are isometric?

Let's say we have two $n$-dimensional lattices $(V,b)$ and $(W,b_1)$ equipped with integral bilinear forms $b$ and $b_1$ respectively. Is there an implemented function in MAGMA that decides whether ...

**0**

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### Is there a way to make MAGMA work with surfaces over weighted projective spaces?

Is there a way to use MAGMA to study surfaces defined over a weighted projective space (by "study" I mean computing e.g. invariants (e.g. $p_a$, $p_g$), singularities, etc)? For example, I was trying, ...

**0**

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### Magma Coercion Syntax

Any Magma experts who know what I should write below in place of "Roots(ysoln)"? I basically want the roots of a FldFunRatMElt (variable here happens to show as "$.2"). I would guess there's some ...