Opened 11 years ago
Last modified 7 years ago
#11023 new enhancement
Add proof=False and proof=True flags analytic_rank()
Reported by: | weigandt | Owned by: | weigandt |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-6.4 |
Component: | elliptic curves | Keywords: | rank, gens |
Cc: | cremona, was | Merged in: | |
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Description (last modified by )
If the analytic rank of an elliptic curve over QQ is computed to be 0, it is a theorem that the algebraic rank is 0, and we can set the generators to be []. This is not done.
sage: E=EllipticCurve([1, 0, 0, -1319539461660, -159402536950172400]) sage: E.analytic_rank() 0 sage: E.rank() BOOM! RuntimeError: Rank not provably correct.
I suppose because analytic_rank() returns an integer that is *probably* the analytic rank, not *provably* the analytic rank. For example:
sage: EllipticCurve([0,0,1,-7,36]).analytic_rank() 4
We should keep the current implementation under a flag of proof=False, and see how much can be said for proof=True. It seems like we should at least be able to prove that a curve of smallish conductor has analytic rank 0 without too much trouble.
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Ooops! I misread the documentation, which says that analytic_rank returns an integer that is *probably* the analytic rank of E, as opposed to *provably*.
Perhaps the documentation should be changed to make this clearer. The letters b and v are right next to each other on the keyboard.
Much like #1848 we should probably put a proof=False flag here with the current implementation and try to run something as provable as possible for a proof=True. It seems reasonable that this could be done at least in the case of analytic rank 0.