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On the complexity of computing the 2-Selmer group of an elliptic curve

  • S. Siksek (a1) and N. P. Smart (a2)
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In this paper we give an algorithm for computing the 2-Selmer group of an elliptic curve

which has complexity O(LD(0·5),c1)), where D is the absolute discriminant of the curve. Our algorithm is unconditional but the complexity estimate assumes the GRH and a standard conjecture on the distribution of smooth reduced ideals. This improves on the corresponding algorithm of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer, which has complexity of O(√D).

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