Monthly Archives: July 2016

Some points on an elliptic curve

The elliptic curve is $y^2=x^3-2$, which has the obvious point $P=(3,5)$. This file displays the denominators of the $x$-coordinates of the points $P, 2P, 3P, \ldots, 27P$. This was discussed in my course ‘Topics in Mathematics,’ Summer, 2016, at Ewha Womans University.