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Mathematics of Computation

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An algorithm for finding a minimal Weierstrass equation for an elliptic curve
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Math. Comp. 38 (1982), 257-260 Request permission


Let E be an elliptic curve defined over an algebraic number field K and assume that some Weierstrass equation for E over K is given. Then an algorithm is described which yields a global minimal Weierstrass equation for E over K provided such a global minimal Weierstrass equation does exist.
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  • © Copyright 1982 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 38 (1982), 257-260
  • MSC: Primary 14K15; Secondary 14-04, 14G25, 14K07
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  • MathSciNet review: 637305