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### There's something strange about $\sqrt{\big(j(\tau)-1728\big)d}$

Given discriminant $d$ and j-function $j(\tau)$, I was looking at, $$F(\tau) = \sqrt{\big(j(\tau)-1728\big)d}$$ which appears in Ramanujan-type pi formulas. Let $C_d$ be the odd prime factors of the ...
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### Difference of j-invariant values and the abc conjecture

I learned of the following example in a recent seminar: if $j(\tau)$ denotes the usual $j$-invariant, and $\alpha = (-1+i\sqrt{163})/2$, then \begin{align*} \frac{j(i)}{1728} &= 1 \\ \frac{-j(\...
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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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### Effective bound on the expansion of the $j$-invariant

The $j$-ivariant has the following Fourier expansion $$j(\tau)=\frac 1q +\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_nq^n=\frac{1}{q}+744+196884q+21493760q^2+\cdots.$$ Here is $q=e^{2\pi i \tau}$. Is there some simple ...