Explicit points on the legendre curve II

Ricardo P. Conceição, Chris Hall, Douglas Ulmer

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Let E be the elliptic curve y2 = x(x + 1)(x + t) over the field Fp(t), where p is an odd prime. We study the arithmetic of E over extensions Fq(t1/d), where q is a power of p and d is an integer prime to p. The rank of E is given in terms of an elementary property of the subgroup of (ℤ/dℤ)× generated by p. We show that for many values of d the rank is large. For example, if d divides 2(pf - 1) and 2(p f - 1)/d is odd, then the rank is at least d/2. When d = 2(pf - 1), we exhibit explicit points generating a subgroup of E(Fq(t1/d)) of finite index in the "2-new" part, and we bound the index as well as the order of the "2-new" part of the Tate-Shafarevich group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-280
Number of pages20
JournalMathematical Research Letters
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Legendre Curve
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Explicit points on the legendre curve II. / Conceição, Ricardo P.; Hall, Chris; Ulmer, Douglas.

In: Mathematical Research Letters, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2014, p. 261-280.

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Conceição, Ricardo P. ; Hall, Chris ; Ulmer, Douglas. / Explicit points on the legendre curve II. In: Mathematical Research Letters. 2014 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 261-280.
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