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Average twin prime conjecture for elliptic curves
, 2007
"... Let E be an elliptic curve over Q. In 1988, Koblitz conjectured a precise asymptotic for the number of primes p up to x such that the order of the group of points of E over Fp is prime. This is an analogue of the Hardy and Littlewood twin prime conjecture in the case of elliptic curves. Koblitz’s co ..."
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Let E be an elliptic curve over Q. In 1988, Koblitz conjectured a precise asymptotic for the number of primes p up to x such that the order of the group of points of E over Fp is prime. This is an analogue of the Hardy and Littlewood twin prime conjecture in the case of elliptic curves. Koblitz’s conjecture is still widely open. In this paper we prove that Koblitz’s conjecture is true on average over a twoparameter family of elliptic curves. One of the key ingredients in the proof is a short average distribution result in the style of BarbanDavenportHalberstam,
On the greatest prime divisor of Np
 J. Ramanujan Math. Soc
"... Let E be an elliptic curve defined over Q. For any prime p of good reduction, let Ep be the reduction of E mod p. Denote by Np the cardinality of Ep(Fp), where Fp is the finite field of p elements. Let P (Np) be the greatest prime divisor of Np. We prove that if E has CM then for all but o(x / log x ..."
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Let E be an elliptic curve defined over Q. For any prime p of good reduction, let Ep be the reduction of E mod p. Denote by Np the cardinality of Ep(Fp), where Fp is the finite field of p elements. Let P (Np) be the greatest prime divisor of Np. We prove that if E has CM then for all but o(x / log x) of primes p ≤ x, P (Np)> p ϑ(p), where ϑ(p) is any function of p such that ϑ(p) → 0 as p → ∞. Moreover we show that for such E there is a positive proportion of primes p ≤ x for which P (Np)> p ϑ, where ϑ is any number less than ϑ0 = 1 − 1 2 prove the following. Let Γ be a free subgroup of rank r ≥ 2 of the group of rational points E(Q), and Γp be the reduction of Γ mod p, then for a positive proportion of primes p ≤ x, we have where ɛ> 0. e− 1 4 = 0.6105 · · ·. As an application of this result we Γp > p ϑ0−ɛ Keywords: Reduction mod p of elliptic curves, Elliptic curves over finite fields, BrunTitchmarsh inequality in number fields, BombieriVinogradov theorem in number fields, Abelian extensions of imaginary quadratic number fields. 2000 Mathematics Subject Classification. Primary 11G20, Secondary 11N37. 1
Divisibility, Smoothness and Cryptographic Applications
, 2008
"... This paper deals with products of moderatesize primes, familiarly known as smooth numbers. Smooth numbers play an crucial role in information theory, signal processing and cryptography. We present various properties of smooth numbers relating to their enumeration, distribution and occurrence in var ..."
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This paper deals with products of moderatesize primes, familiarly known as smooth numbers. Smooth numbers play an crucial role in information theory, signal processing and cryptography. We present various properties of smooth numbers relating to their enumeration, distribution and occurrence in various integer sequences. We then turn our attention to cryptographic applications in which smooth numbers play a pivotal role. 1 1