# Hyperelliptic curves over a general ring¶

EXAMPLE:

sage: P.<x> = GF(5)[]
sage: f = x^5 - 3*x^4 - 2*x^3 + 6*x^2 + 3*x - 1
sage: C = HyperellipticCurve(f); C
Hyperelliptic Curve over Finite Field of size 5 defined by y^2 = x^5 + 2*x^4 + 3*x^3 + x^2 + 3*x + 4


EXAMPLE:

sage: P.<x> = QQ[]
sage: f = 4*x^5 - 30*x^3 + 45*x - 22
sage: C = HyperellipticCurve(f); C
Hyperelliptic Curve over Rational Field defined by y^2 = 4*x^5 - 30*x^3 + 45*x - 22
sage: C.genus()
2

sage: D = C.affine_patch(0)
sage: D.defining_polynomials()[0].parent()
Multivariate Polynomial Ring in x0, x1 over Rational Field

class sage.schemes.hyperelliptic_curves.hyperelliptic_generic.HyperellipticCurve_generic(PP, f, h=None, names=None, genus=None)
base_extend(R)

Returns this HyperellipticCurve over a new base ring R.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5 - 10*x + 9)
sage: K = Qp(3,5)
sage: L.<a> = K.extension(x^30-3)
sage: HK = H.change_ring(K)
sage: HL = HK.change_ring(L); HL
Hyperelliptic Curve over Eisenstein Extension of 3-adic Field with capped relative precision 5 in a defined by (1 + O(3^5))*x^30 + (O(3^6))*x^29 + (O(3^6))*x^28 + (O(3^6))*x^27 + (O(3^6))*x^26 + (O(3^6))*x^25 + (O(3^6))*x^24 + (O(3^6))*x^23 + (O(3^6))*x^22 + (O(3^6))*x^21 + (O(3^6))*x^20 + (O(3^6))*x^19 + (O(3^6))*x^18 + (O(3^6))*x^17 + (O(3^6))*x^16 + (O(3^6))*x^15 + (O(3^6))*x^14 + (O(3^6))*x^13 + (O(3^6))*x^12 + (O(3^6))*x^11 + (O(3^6))*x^10 + (O(3^6))*x^9 + (O(3^6))*x^8 + (O(3^6))*x^7 + (O(3^6))*x^6 + (O(3^6))*x^5 + (O(3^6))*x^4 + (O(3^6))*x^3 + (O(3^6))*x^2 + (O(3^6))*x + (2*3 + 2*3^2 + 2*3^3 + 2*3^4 + 2*3^5 + O(3^6)) defined by (1 + O(a^150))*y^2 = (1 + O(a^150))*x^5 + (2 + 2*a^30 + a^60 + 2*a^90 + 2*a^120 + O(a^150))*x + a^60 + O(a^210)

sage: R.<x> = FiniteField(7)[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^8 + x + 5)
sage: H.base_extend(FiniteField(7^2, 'a'))
Hyperelliptic Curve over Finite Field in a of size 7^2 defined by y^2 = x^8 + x + 5

change_ring(R)

Returns this HyperellipticCurve over a new base ring R.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5 - 10*x + 9)
sage: K = Qp(3,5)
sage: L.<a> = K.extension(x^30-3)
sage: HK = H.change_ring(K)
sage: HL = HK.change_ring(L); HL
Hyperelliptic Curve over Eisenstein Extension of 3-adic Field with capped relative precision 5 in a defined by (1 + O(3^5))*x^30 + (O(3^6))*x^29 + (O(3^6))*x^28 + (O(3^6))*x^27 + (O(3^6))*x^26 + (O(3^6))*x^25 + (O(3^6))*x^24 + (O(3^6))*x^23 + (O(3^6))*x^22 + (O(3^6))*x^21 + (O(3^6))*x^20 + (O(3^6))*x^19 + (O(3^6))*x^18 + (O(3^6))*x^17 + (O(3^6))*x^16 + (O(3^6))*x^15 + (O(3^6))*x^14 + (O(3^6))*x^13 + (O(3^6))*x^12 + (O(3^6))*x^11 + (O(3^6))*x^10 + (O(3^6))*x^9 + (O(3^6))*x^8 + (O(3^6))*x^7 + (O(3^6))*x^6 + (O(3^6))*x^5 + (O(3^6))*x^4 + (O(3^6))*x^3 + (O(3^6))*x^2 + (O(3^6))*x + (2*3 + 2*3^2 + 2*3^3 + 2*3^4 + 2*3^5 + O(3^6)) defined by (1 + O(a^150))*y^2 = (1 + O(a^150))*x^5 + (2 + 2*a^30 + a^60 + 2*a^90 + 2*a^120 + O(a^150))*x + a^60 + O(a^210)

sage: R.<x> = FiniteField(7)[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^8 + x + 5)
sage: H.base_extend(FiniteField(7^2, 'a'))
Hyperelliptic Curve over Finite Field in a of size 7^2 defined by y^2 = x^8 + x + 5

genus()

x.__init__(...) initializes x; see help(type(x)) for signature

has_odd_degree_model()

Return True if an odd degree model of self exists over the field of definition; False otherwise.

Use odd_degree_model to calculate an odd degree model.

EXAMPLES:

sage: x = QQ['x'].0
sage: HyperellipticCurve(x^5 + x).has_odd_degree_model()
True
sage: HyperellipticCurve(x^6 + x).has_odd_degree_model()
True
sage: HyperellipticCurve(x^6 + x + 1).has_odd_degree_model()
False

hyperelliptic_polynomials(K=None, var='x')

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ[]; C = HyperellipticCurve(x^3 + x - 1, x^3/5); C
Hyperelliptic Curve over Rational Field defined by y^2 + 1/5*x^3*y = x^3 + x - 1
sage: C.hyperelliptic_polynomials()
(x^3 + x - 1, 1/5*x^3)

invariant_differential()

Returns $$dx/2y$$, as an element of the Monsky-Washnitzer cohomology of self

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ['x']
sage: C = HyperellipticCurve(x^5 - 4*x + 4)
sage: C.invariant_differential()
1 dx/2y

is_singular()

Returns False, because hyperelliptic curves are smooth projective curves, as checked on construction.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5+1)
sage: H.is_singular()
False


A hyperelliptic curve with genus at least 2 always has a singularity at infinity when viewed as a plane projective curve. This can be seen in the following example.:

sage: R.<x> = QQ[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5+2)
sage: set_verbose(None)
sage: H.is_singular()
False
sage: from sage.schemes.plane_curves.projective_curve import ProjectiveCurve_generic
sage: ProjectiveCurve_generic.is_singular(H)
True

is_smooth()

Returns True, because hyperelliptic curves are smooth projective curves, as checked on construction.

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = GF(13)[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^8+1)
sage: H.is_smooth()
True


A hyperelliptic curve with genus at least 2 always has a singularity at infinity when viewed as a plane projective curve. This can be seen in the following example.:

sage: R.<x> = GF(27, 'a')[]
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^10+2)
sage: set_verbose(None)
sage: H.is_smooth()
True
sage: from sage.schemes.plane_curves.projective_curve import ProjectiveCurve_generic
sage: ProjectiveCurve_generic.is_smooth(H)
False

jacobian()

x.__init__(...) initializes x; see help(type(x)) for signature

lift_x(x, all=False)

x.__init__(...) initializes x; see help(type(x)) for signature

local_coord(P, prec=20, name='t')

Calls the appropriate local_coordinates function

INPUT:

• P – a point on self
• prec – desired precision of the local coordinates
• name – generator of the power series ring (default: t)

OUTPUT:

$$(x(t),y(t))$$ such that $$y(t)^2 = f(x(t))$$, where $$t$$ is the local parameter at $$P$$

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ['x']
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5-23*x^3+18*x^2+40*x)
sage: H.local_coord(H(1 ,6), prec=5)
(1 + t + O(t^5), 6 + t - 7/2*t^2 - 1/2*t^3 - 25/48*t^4 + O(t^5))
sage: H.local_coord(H(4, 0), prec=7)
(4 + 1/360*t^2 - 191/23328000*t^4 + 7579/188956800000*t^6 + O(t^7), t + O(t^7))
sage: H.local_coord(H(0, 1, 0), prec=5)
(t^-2 + 23*t^2 - 18*t^4 - 569*t^6 + O(t^7), t^-5 + 46*t^-1 - 36*t - 609*t^3 + 1656*t^5 + O(t^6))

AUTHOR:
• Jennifer Balakrishnan (2007-12)
local_coordinates_at_infinity(prec=20, name='t')

For the genus $$g$$ hyperelliptic curve $$y^2 = f(x)$$, return $$(x(t), y(t))$$ such that $$(y(t))^2 = f(x(t))$$, where $$t = x^g/y$$ is the local parameter at infinity

INPUT:

• prec – desired precision of the local coordinates
• name – generator of the power series ring (default: t)

OUTPUT:

$$(x(t),y(t))$$ such that $$y(t)^2 = f(x(t))$$ and $$t = x^g/y$$ is the local parameter at infinity

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ['x']
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5-5*x^2+1)
sage: x,y = H.local_coordinates_at_infinity(10)
sage: x
t^-2 + 5*t^4 - t^8 - 50*t^10 + O(t^12)
sage: y
t^-5 + 10*t - 2*t^5 - 75*t^7 + 50*t^11 + O(t^12)

sage: R.<x> = QQ['x']
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^3-x+1)
sage: x,y = H.local_coordinates_at_infinity(10)
sage: x
t^-2 + t^2 - t^4 - t^6 + 3*t^8 + O(t^12)
sage: y
t^-3 + t - t^3 - t^5 + 3*t^7 - 10*t^11 + O(t^12)

AUTHOR:
• Jennifer Balakrishnan (2007-12)
local_coordinates_at_nonweierstrass(P, prec=20, name='t')

For a non-Weierstrass point $$P = (a,b)$$ on the hyperelliptic curve $$y^2 = f(x)$$, return $$(x(t), y(t))$$ such that $$(y(t))^2 = f(x(t))$$, where $$t = x - a$$ is the local parameter.

INPUT:

• P = (a, b) – a non-Weierstrass point on self
• prec – desired precision of the local coordinates
• name – gen of the power series ring (default: t)

OUTPUT:

$$(x(t),y(t))$$ such that $$y(t)^2 = f(x(t))$$ and $$t = x - a$$ is the local parameter at $$P$$

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ['x']
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5-23*x^3+18*x^2+40*x)
sage: P = H(1,6)
sage: x,y = H.local_coordinates_at_nonweierstrass(P,prec=5)
sage: x
1 + t + O(t^5)
sage: y
6 + t - 7/2*t^2 - 1/2*t^3 - 25/48*t^4 + O(t^5)
sage: Q = H(-2,12)
sage: x,y = H.local_coordinates_at_nonweierstrass(Q,prec=5)
sage: x
-2 + t + O(t^5)
sage: y
12 - 19/2*t - 19/32*t^2 + 61/256*t^3 - 5965/24576*t^4 + O(t^5)


AUTHOR:

• Jennifer Balakrishnan (2007-12)
local_coordinates_at_weierstrass(P, prec=20, name='t')

For a finite Weierstrass point on the hyperelliptic curve $$y^2 = f(x)$$, returns $$(x(t), y(t))$$ such that $$(y(t))^2 = f(x(t))$$, where $$t = y$$ is the local parameter.

INPUT:

• P – a finite Weierstrass point on self
• prec – desired precision of the local coordinates
• name – gen of the power series ring (default: $$t$$)

OUTPUT:

$$(x(t),y(t))$$ such that $$y(t)^2 = f(x(t))$$ and $$t = y$$ is the local parameter at $$P$$

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ['x']
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve(x^5-23*x^3+18*x^2+40*x)
sage: A = H(4, 0)
sage: x, y = H.local_coordinates_at_weierstrass(A, prec=7)
sage: x
4 + 1/360*t^2 - 191/23328000*t^4 + 7579/188956800000*t^6 + O(t^7)
sage: y
t + O(t^7)
sage: B = H(-5, 0)
sage: x, y = H.local_coordinates_at_weierstrass(B, prec=5)
sage: x
-5 + 1/1260*t^2 + 887/2000376000*t^4 + O(t^5)
sage: y
t + O(t^5)

AUTHOR:
• Jennifer Balakrishnan (2007-12)
• Francis Clarke (2012-08-26)
monsky_washnitzer_gens()

x.__init__(...) initializes x; see help(type(x)) for signature

odd_degree_model()

Return an odd degree model of self, or raise ValueError if one does not exist over the field of definition.

EXAMPLES:

sage: x = QQ['x'].gen()
sage: H = HyperellipticCurve((x^2 + 2)*(x^2 + 3)*(x^2 + 5)); H
Hyperelliptic Curve over Rational Field defined by y^2 = x^6 + 10*x^4 + 31*x^2 + 30
sage: H.odd_degree_model()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
ValueError: No odd degree model exists over field of definition

sage: Hp2 = H.change_ring(K2).odd_degree_model(); Hp2
Hyperelliptic Curve over Number Field in a with defining polynomial x^2 + 2 defined by y^2 = 6*a*x^5 - 29*x^4 - 20*x^2 + 6*a*x + 1

sage: Hp3 = H.change_ring(QuadraticField(-3, 'b')).odd_degree_model(); Hp3
Hyperelliptic Curve over Number Field in b with defining polynomial x^2 + 3 defined by y^2 = -4*b*x^5 - 14*x^4 - 20*b*x^3 - 35*x^2 + 6*b*x + 1

Of course, Hp2 and Hp3 are isomorphic over the composite
extension.  One consequence of this is that odd degree models
reduced over "different" fields should have the same number of
points on their reductions.  43 and 67 split completely in the
compositum, so when we reduce we find:

sage: P2 = K2.factor(43)[0][0]
sage: P3 = K3.factor(43)[0][0]
sage: Hp2.change_ring(K2.residue_field(P2)).frobenius_polynomial()
x^4 - 16*x^3 + 134*x^2 - 688*x + 1849
sage: Hp3.change_ring(K3.residue_field(P3)).frobenius_polynomial()
x^4 - 16*x^3 + 134*x^2 - 688*x + 1849
sage: H.change_ring(GF(43)).odd_degree_model().frobenius_polynomial()
x^4 - 16*x^3 + 134*x^2 - 688*x + 1849

sage: P2 = K2.factor(67)[0][0]
sage: P3 = K3.factor(67)[0][0]
sage: Hp2.change_ring(K2.residue_field(P2)).frobenius_polynomial()
x^4 - 8*x^3 + 150*x^2 - 536*x + 4489
sage: Hp3.change_ring(K3.residue_field(P3)).frobenius_polynomial()
x^4 - 8*x^3 + 150*x^2 - 536*x + 4489
sage: H.change_ring(GF(67)).odd_degree_model().frobenius_polynomial()
x^4 - 8*x^3 + 150*x^2 - 536*x + 4489


TESTS:

sage: HyperellipticCurve(x^5 + 1, 1).odd_degree_model()
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
NotImplementedError: odd_degree_model only implemented for curves in Weierstrass form

sage: HyperellipticCurve(x^5 + 1, names="U, V").odd_degree_model()
Hyperelliptic Curve over Rational Field defined by V^2 = U^5 + 1

sage.schemes.hyperelliptic_curves.hyperelliptic_generic.is_HyperellipticCurve(C)

EXAMPLES:

sage: R.<x> = QQ[]; C = HyperellipticCurve(x^3 + x - 1); C
Hyperelliptic Curve over Rational Field defined by y^2 = x^3 + x - 1
sage: sage.schemes.hyperelliptic_curves.hyperelliptic_generic.is_HyperellipticCurve(C)
True


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