Karim BELABAS on Fri, 12 Oct 2001 11:27:37 +0200 (MEST)

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Re: EC arithmetic

On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Erik Schlegel wrote:

> Hello!
> I'm new in Pari. I need some instructions about EC arithmetic.
> 1) GP>E=ellinit(Mod([0,0,0,71,602],1009))
> Is this the only way to define any elliptic curve over finite field
> F_p? What about over F_(p^n) or F_(2^n)?

The elliptic curve module is rather primitive: over F_p^n, you won't be able to
do much besides adding points [and it will be slow]. You can input such a curve
more or less as above, but using POLMODs in INTMODs [ i.e working over F_p^n
understood as Fp[X]/(T) ]

 E = ellinit([0,0,0,71,602] * Mod(Mod(1,1009), Mod(1,1009)*(x^2+1)))

It is advised to write trivial scripts to facilitate such inputs, e.g


INIT(p,T)= ff1 = Mod(1, Mod(1,p) * T);

toff(x) = x * ff1

and results can be made more readable via repeated lifts, e.g

Lift(x) = lift(lift(lift(x)))  \\ one too many, but just in case...

Hope this helps,

Karim Belabas                    email: Karim.Belabas@math.u-psud.fr
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