Vol. 7, No. 5, 2013

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Minimisation and reduction of 5-coverings of elliptic curves

Tom Fisher

Vol. 7 (2013), No. 5, 1179–1205
Abstract

We consider models for genus-$1$ curves of degree $5$, which arise in explicit $5$-descent on elliptic curves. We prove a theorem on the existence of minimal models with the same invariants as the minimal model of the Jacobian elliptic curve and give an algorithm for computing such models. Finally we describe how to reduce genus-$1$ models of degree $5$ defined over $ℚ$.

Keywords
elliptic curves, genus-$1$ curves, minimisation, reduction, descent
Mathematical Subject Classification 2010
Primary: 11G05
Secondary: 11G07, 14H52, 14H25