# Questions tagged [magma]

Questions involving the software MAGMA. (For the algebraic structure called magma, please, use the tag magmas.) This tag should hardly ever be the only tag of a question; typically there should be additional tags to indicate the mathematical content of the question. Please note that questions that are purely support-questions on MAGMA are not a good fit for this site.

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### Nondeterminism in Magma software while computing generators of an elliptic curve

Computing generators of a Mordell curve
$$y^2 = x^3 - 44275089430000,$$
can be done in Magma by running the following code:
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### Subgroups of a Weyl group fixing some vectors and its cohomology: MAGMA

I am trying to calculate the number of subgroups of the Weyl group $W(E_N)$ that fix certain vectors $L_i (i = 1,2,3)$ using Magma.
However, the output of the following code (especially #nicesubs) ...

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### Isogeny classes for elliptic curves over quadratic field

Question. Is it possible for an elliptic curve $E$ over quadratic field $K$ to have two separate (yet connected) isogeny classes?
There are two $\mathbb{Z}/14\mathbb{Z}$ elliptic curves, $E_1$ and $...

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### Describing the primes with each cyclic decomposition group in a given finite Galois extension of $\mathbb Q$

$\newcommand{\Q}{{\mathbb Q}}
$Let $f\in \Q[x]$ be a polynomial,
and let $L/\Q$ be the finite Galois extension
obtaining by adjoining to $\Q$ all roots of $f$.
Magma knows how to compute $\Gamma:={\...

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### What is the finite group $(\operatorname {PCO}^{\circ}_{2n})^{+}(q)$

In Table 22.1 on Page 193 of Malle & Testerman's book "Linear algebraic groups and finite groups of Lie type", the fixed point subgroup $G^F$ (where $F$ is a Steinberg endomorphism) of ...

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### Similar to a $d$-twist but over a cubic field

This question could be related to my old and Duality's newer questions.
I am building a $\mathbb{Z}/9\mathbb{Z}$ elliptic curve $E$ over $\mathbb{Q}$:
$$E: y^2+(t^3-3t^2+1)xy + t^3(t-1)^3y=x^2$$
For $...

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### Non-isomorphic cubic fields with a given discriminant

For a cubic field $K$ with defining polynomial $P(x)=x^3 + \frac{39}{25}x^2 + \frac{22}{25}x +\frac{4}{25}$ Magma calculates the discriminant $D=-3340$.
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### Ranks of elliptic curves over cubic fields

We are writing a paper on the ranks of elliptic curves over cubic fields. The curves of different torsion subgroups are created by the formulas in Jeon et al. and by our new parametrizations.
D. Jeon,...

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### How to have MAGMA work with subgroup of ATLASGroups?

I'm trying to work with various maximal subgroups of the Thompson sporadic group. The command Group("Th"); which works for some of the sporadic groups, ...

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### Discrepancy in Magma's calculation and Sage's of elliptic curve?

$\DeclareMathOperator\Sha{Sha}$I calculated the Tate–Shafarevich group $\Sha(E/K)[2]$ of the elliptic curve $E:y^2=x^3+17x$ over $K=\Bbb{Q}(\sqrt{-37})$.
I calculated that by hand and I reached the ...

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### Computations of half-integer forms in SAGE/Magma

I am currently going through Shimura's paper on half-integer weight modular forms. I would like to understand given a 𝑞-expansion of half-integral weight modular forms of arbitrary level and ...

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### Checking for a normal p-complement with a computer

Let $G$ be a finite group.
Question 1: What are the fastest available programs to test whether $G$ has a normal $p$-complement (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_p-complement for a definition)?...

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### Orbit sizes of $G=\operatorname{SO}^{+}_{2n}(2)$

Let $G=\operatorname{SO}^{+}_{2n}(2)$. I did some Magma computation and found there were $3$ orbits on the natural $G$-set when $n=2,3,4$. The orbit sizes are $1$-$9$-$6$, $1$-$35$-$28$, $1$-$135$-$...

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### Is It possible to determine whether the given finitely presented group is residually finite with MAGMA or GAP?

I am working on finitely presented groups with more than 5 generators and relators and I'm so curious: is it possible to determine residually finitness of finitely presented groups with MAGMA or GAP?

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### What are the integer solutions to $y^3=2x^3+x+1$?

The question is in the title.
Short motivation. Consider Diophantine equations in $2$ variables. Quadratic ones are easy, and can be solved, for example, here https://www.alpertron.com.ar/QUAD.HTM. ...

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### du Val singularities in Magma

Is there any way to decide whether a singularity of a surface embedded in $\mathbb{P}^5(\mathbb{Q})$ is a du Val/rational double point in Magma?
Any help is much appreciated.

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### $2$-isogenous to a curve in the Tate normal form

It is well-known that an elliptic curve $E$ that has a point of order $2$ and is represented as $E=[0,a,0,b,0]$ has a $2$-isogenous curve $E^\prime=[0,-2a,0,a^2-4b,0]$, see e.g. p. 507 in
A. Dujella, ...

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### ℤ/18ℤ elliptic curves over cubic fields

I am working on $\mathbb{Z}/18\mathbb{Z}$ elliptic curves over cubic fields. The curves are created using the formulas on p. 584 of
D. Jeon, C. H. Kim, Y. Lee, Families of elliptic curves over cubic ...

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### Rationalizing and minimizing elliptic curve coefficients

I am working on elliptic curves with torsion group $\mathbb{Z}/14\mathbb{Z}$ over quadratic fields. The curves are constructed using the model $E_1=[0,a,0,b,0]$ following the formulas on p. 13 of
L. ...

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### Systems of equations for elliptic curves without $3$-torsion

In his YouTube video New rank records for elliptic curves having rational torsion, Noam Elkies uses systems of equations at 6:16 and 8:38 to present $\mathbb{Z}/3\mathbb{Z}$ curves of rank 14 and rank ...

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### Good algorithmic properties for quotients of braid groups

I'm trying to understand some things about quotients of braid groups, and particularly I'd like to solve the word problem for some elements of these quotients. I'm using MAGMA to try to access this, ...

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### Coefficient field of a newform using Magma

It is well-known that, for a newform $f = \sum c_nq^n \in \Gamma_0(N)$, the coefficient field $K_f := \mathbb{Q}(a_1, a_2, a_3, \cdots )$ is a number field.
I am introducing myself in Magma, and I was ...

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### Z2xZ6 elliptic curves with missing generators

By implementing the techniques described in and similar to
A. Dujella, J. C. Peral, Elliptic curves with torsion group Z/8Z or Z/2Z x Z/6Z, arXiv, Number Theory [math.NT] (2013), arXiv:1306.0027v1
A....

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### A computation of the rank of the Jacobian of a hyperelliptic curve over a number field using MAGMA

In this paper,
the authors says that, in order to show the rank of a Jacobian over $\mathbb{Q}$ is 0, they use the L function.
In the section 3.3, the authors compute the rank of the Jacobian of $X_1(...

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### The orders of $\mathbb{F}_{p^n}$- rational points of a fixed abelian variety and MAGMA computation

Let $A$ be an abelian variety over $\mathbb{F}_p$.
Then of course for every natural number $i$, we have that $\# A(\mathbb{F}_{p^i})$ divides $\# A(\mathbb{F}_{p^{i+1}})$.
But MAGMA says this is false:...

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### 3-, 6-, 12-descent for Z2xZ6 elliptic curves

We are trying to write a snippet of Magma code to clarify the steps in the simplified procedure of applying $3$-, $6$-, $12$-descent and hopefully resolve the missing generator of the following $\...

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### An explicit equation for $X_1(13)$ and a computation using MAGMA

By a general theory $X_1(13)$ is smooth over $\mathbb{Z}[1/13]$, and so is its Jacobian $J$.
And the hyperelliptic curve given by an affine model $y^2 = x^6 - 2x^5 + x^4 -2x^3 + 6x^2 -4x + 1$ is $X_1(...

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### Z/8Z elliptic curve with a missing generator

We are searching for the rank $6$ elliptic curves with the torsion subgroup $\mathbb{Z}/8\mathbb{Z}$ using the families similar to Allan MacLeod's as described in
A. J. MacLeod, A Simple Method for ...

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### How to find an explicit value of a Hecke L-function using Magma?

I'm trying to compute special values of Hecke L-function for the field $K=\mathbb{Q}(\sqrt[5]{1})$ using Magma (more exactly, I need $L(k, \chi^k)$, $k$ - integer, $\chi$ - Hecke character for the ...

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### Software computing dimension and degree

Assume a projective scheme $X_{k_1,\dots,k_r}\subset\mathbb{P}^n$ is given as the set of common solutions of homogeneous polynomials $F_1(x_0,\dots,x_n),\dots,F_s(x_0,\dots,x_n)$, where the $F_i$ ...

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### Software for $S$-unit equation

Is there any implementation available of an algorithm which solves in full generality the $S$-unit equation $x+y=1$ in a number field? It seems that Magma solves $ax+by=c$ but only in the algebraic ...

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### MAGMA-question concerning the transformation of a $kG$ -module $M$ into a right ideal of the group algebra

Let $G$ be a finite group and $k$ be a finite field of characteristic $p>0$ such that $p\mid |G|$.
Let $M$ be a $kG$-module which has an embedding $M\hookrightarrow kG^{reg}$ into the regular $kG$-...

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### Can MAGMA compute almost projective $kG$-homomorphisms?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $k$ be a finite field (big enough) whith char$(k)=p$ and $p\mid |G|$.
Let $M$ be a finitely generated $kG$-module.
We denote the first syzygy of $M$ by $\Omega(M)$, i.e....

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### Differences between GAP and MAGMA [closed]

GAP and MAGMA are computer algebra systems. What are the objective differences between the two?
Which capabilities are not shared?
How do they compare on facilities for working with character tables?...

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### Why does MAGMA claim that the automorphism group of a curve is trivial?

I have been trying to compute the Automorphism group of a curve using MAGMA with no success. This is what I have tried: I have tried to compute the Automorphism group of the curve $y^3=x^4-x$ and no ...

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### Lattices from quaternion algebras (MAGMA software)

I am studying the paper "Lattice Packing from Quaternion Algebras" from 2012 about the construction of ideal lattices.
In Section 3.3 the authors construct very interesting examples of lattices using ...

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### Integer points of one Mordell equation

How can I determine all integer points of the following equation
$$y^2=x^3+10546$$
I tried Magma with
IntegralPoints(EllipticCurve([0,10546]));
but got the ...

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### MAGMA-question concerning dual modules of bimodules

Let $G$ be a finite group and let $H_1,H_2\leq G$.
Let char$(k)=p>0$, $k$ a field, large enough.
Let $T$ be a $(kH_1, kH_2)$-bimodule given in MAGMA.
Moreover, let $T$ be finitely generated ...

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### Why does MAGMA claim that the automorphism group of an elliptic curve is order 24 when it is order 12?

I am trying to get the hang of the available software for computing automorphism groups of plane curves over finite fields. I am using this Magma code to test it out on $y^2 = x^3 - x$ over $\mathbb{F}...

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### Does MAGMA use a standard p-modular system?

I'd like to ask the following question:
Are the Brauer character values of $kG$-modules (where $k$ and $G$ are finite) in MAGMA computed with respect to the standard $p$-modular system described in ...

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### Understanding Magma issue with maximal subgroups computation

I am trying to compute the maximal subgroups of the wreath product $(\mathbb Z/10\mathbb Z)\wr S_{99}$ using Magma's algorithm for maximal subgroups, which is an implementation of an algorithm of ...

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### Double coset representatives and Magma

I'm trying to use Magma to do a double coset calculation on the group M10, but the answer does not make sense to me. Your help and comments are most appreciated. First, here's the calculation:
(1) ...

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### Computing kernels of maps of modules over a finitely presented algebra

I have the following problem: I have an associative (noncommutative) algebra $A$ defined over a rational function field $k = \mathbb{Q}(\delta, \lambda)$. $A$ is given by a presentation in terms of ...

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### magma version of FixedGroup(K, L) over a different base field

I have a sequence of field extensions $F\subseteq L\subseteq K$ and I need to compute the Galois group of K over L. If $F=\mathbb{Q}$ then FixedGroup(K, L) does exactly this, but I was wondering if ...

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### Is there an interval of finite groups, at index n, with strictly more elements than the subgroup lattice of any group, of order n?

Let $G$ be a finite group and $\mathcal{L}(G)$ its subgroup lattice.
Let $s(n):= max\{|\mathcal{L}(G)| \text{ for } |G|=n \}$.
There is an OEIS page for the sequence $s(n)$: A018216
1, 2, 2, 5, 2, ...

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### fast way to get subextensions in magma? [closed]

If $l \equiv 1$ mod 3 then $\mathbb{Q}(\zeta_l)$ has a unique cubic subextension. I've been getting this field with the following magma code
F:=CyclotomicField(l);
S:=Subfields(F);
for ...

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### magma generators for unit group/ sage totally positive

Does anyone know how to find explicit generators for the unit group of a number field on magma?
For example, in sage one could do
K. = NumberField(x^3+x^2-2*x-1)
UnitGroup(K).gens()
and it ...

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### Computer algebra system that test zero divisors in a quotient algebra

I have an algebra $A$ over a Noetherian ring and an ideal $I=(x,y)$, where $x,y \in A$. I need to examine whether a polynomial $h \in A$ is a zero divisor in $A/I$ or not.
Is there a computer algebra ...

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### construct a Hecke character in MAGMA with given infinity type

I need to do some numerical computation on special values of a Hecke L-function $L(s,\chi)$. To do this, I want to construct a Hecke character in MAGMA, given that I know its infinity type.
In other ...

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### Using Magma to Find a Fixed Points Module [closed]

Let $G$ be a group and $H$ a subgroup. Suppose $M$ is a $kN_G(H)$-module ($k$ a field). Then the $H$-fixed points in $M$ denoted $M^H$ is a $kN_G(H)$-module. Is there a way to access this module in ...