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EllipticCurves :: isElliptic

isElliptic -- A method to check if an ideal defines an elliptic curve.

Synopsis

Description

Given a non-homogeneous ideal in two variables check if it represents a

i1 : S=ZZ/7[x,y]

o1 = S

o1 : PolynomialRing
i2 : I=ideal(y^2-x^3-x-1)

              3    2
o2 = ideal(- x  + y  - x - 1)

o2 : Ideal of S
i3 : isElliptic(I)

o3 = true

Ways to use isElliptic :

For the programmer

The object isElliptic is a method function.