The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves
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- Hardback | 513 pages
- 155 x 235 x 30.48mm | 962g
- 12 Jun 2009
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- New York, NY, United States
- 2nd ed. 2009
- 2 Tables, black and white; 14 Illustrations, black and white; XX, 513 p. 14 illus.
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For this second edition of The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves, there is a new chapter entitled Algorithmic Aspects of Elliptic Curves, with an emphasis on algorithms over finite fields which have cryptographic applications. These include Lenstra's factorization algorithm, Schoof's point counting algorithm, Miller's algorithm to compute the Tate and Weil pairings, and a description of aspects of elliptic curve cryptography. There is also a new section on Szpiro's conjecture and ABC, as well as expanded and updated accounts of recent developments and numerous new exercises.
The book contains three appendices: Elliptic Curves in Characteristics 2 and 3, Group Cohomology, and a third appendix giving an overview of more advanced topics.
Table of contents
use of basic algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. Following a brief discussion of the necessary algebro-geometric results, the book proceeds with an exposition of the geometry and the formal group of elliptic
curves, elliptic curves over finite fields, the complex numbers, local fields, and global fields. Final chapters deal with integral and rational points, including Siegels theorem and explicit computations for the curve Y = X +
DX, while three appendices conclude the whole: Elliptic Curves in Characteristics 2 and 3, Group Cohomology, and an overview of more advanced topics.
"This well-written book covers the basic facts about the geometry and arithmetic of elliptic curves, and is sure to become the standard reference in the subject. It meets the needs of at least three groups of people: students interested in doing research in Diophantine geometry, mathematicians needing a reference for standard facts about elliptic curves, and computer scientists interested in algorithms and needing an introduction to elliptic curves..."-- MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS
"The book under review is the second, revised, enlarged, and updated edition of J. Silverman's meanwhile classical primer of the arithmetic of elliptic curves. ... All together, this enlarged and updated version of J. Silverman's classic `The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves' significantly increases the unchallenged value of this modern primer as a standard textbook in the field. ... This makes the entire text a perfect source for teachers and students, for courses and self-study, and for further studies in the arithmetic of elliptic curves likewise." (Werner Kleinert, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1194, 2010)
"For the second edition of his masterly book, the author considerably updated and improved several results and proofs. ... book contains a great many exercises, many of which develop or complement the results from the main body of the book. ... The reference list contains 317 items and reflects both classical and recent achievements on the topic. Notes on the exercises are an aid to the reader. ... Summarizing, this is an excellent book ... . useful both for experienced mathematicians and for graduate students."--- (Vasil' I. Andriichuk, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 i)
"This is the second edition of an excellent textbook on the arithmetical theory of elliptic curves ... . Although there are now a number of good books on this topic it has stood the test of time and become a popular introductory text and a standard reference. ... The author has added remarks which point out their significance and connection to those parts of the theory he presents. These will give readers a good start if they want to study one of them." (Ch. Baxa, Monatshefte fur Mathematik, Vol. 164 (3), November, 2011)
"The book is written for graduate students ... and for researchers interested in standard facts about elliptic curves. ... A wonderful textbook on the arithmetic theory of elliptic curves and it is a very popular introduction to the subject. ... I recommend this book for anyone interested in the mathematical study of elliptic curves. It is an excellent introduction, elegant and very well written. It is one of the best textbooks to graduate level studies I have ever had contact yet." (Book Inspections Blog, 2012)
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