The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves (Graduate Texts in Mathematics #106) (Hardcover)

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The theory of elliptic curves is distinguished by its long history and by the diversity of the methods that have been used in its study. This book treats the arithmetic theory of elliptic curves in its modern formulation, through the use of basic algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. The book begins with a brief discussion of the necessary algebro-geometric results, and proceeds with an exposition of the geometry of elliptic curves, the formal group of an elliptic curve, elliptic curves over finite fields, the complex numbers, local fields, and global fields. The last two chapters deal with integral and rational points, including Siegel's theorem and explicit computations for the curve Y 2 = X 3 + DX.

About the Author

Dr. Joseph Silverman is a professor at Brown University and has been an instructor or professors since 1982. He was the Chair of the Brown Mathematics department from 2001-2004. He has received numerous fellowships, grants and awards, as well as being a frequently invited lecturer. He is currently a member of the Council of the American Mathematical Society. His research areas of interest are number theory, arithmetic geometry, elliptic curves, dynamical systems and cryptography. He has co-authored over 120 publications and has had over 20 doctoral students under his tutelage. He has published 9 highly successful books with Springer, including the recently released, An Introduction to Mathematical Cryptography, for Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780387094939
ISBN-10: 0387094938
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 29th, 2009
Pages: 513
Language: English
Series: Graduate Texts in Mathematics