Opened 11 years ago
Closed 11 years ago
#5307 closed defect (fixed)
[with patch, positive review] Bug in conductor() over number fields
Reported by: | cremona | Owned by: | was |
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Priority: | major | Milestone: | sage-4.1 |
Component: | number theory | Keywords: | elliptic curve |
Cc: | Merged in: | sage-4.1.alpha0 | |
Authors: | John Cremona | Reviewers: | Nick Alexander |
Report Upstream: | Work issues: | ||
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Description
There is something wrong in the conductor computation of an elliptic curve over a field of class number >1:
sage: K.<w>=NumberField(x^2+x+6) sage: E=EllipticCurve([w,-1,0,-w-6,0]) sage: E.conductor() --------------------------------------------------------------------------- TypeError Traceback (most recent call last) /home/masgaj/.sage/temp/host_56_150/7547/_home_masgaj__sage_init_sage_0.py in <module>() /local/jec/sage-3.3.rc0/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sage/schemes/elliptic_curves/ell_number_field.pyc in conductor(self) 745 OK = self.base_ring().ring_of_integers() 746 self._conductor = prod([d.prime()**(d.conductor_valuation()) \ --> 747 for d in self.local_data()],\ 748 OK.ideal(1)) 749 return self._conductor /local/jec/sage-3.3.rc0/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sage/schemes/elliptic_curves/ell_number_field.pyc in local_data(self, P, proof) 394 if P is None: 395 primes = self.base_ring()(self.discriminant()).support() --> 396 return [self._get_local_data(pr, proof) for pr in primes] 397 398 from sage.schemes.elliptic_curves.ell_local_data import check_prime /local/jec/sage-3.3.rc0/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sage/schemes/elliptic_curves/ell_number_field.pyc in _get_local_data(self, P, proof) 416 pass 417 from sage.schemes.elliptic_curves.ell_local_data import EllipticCurveLocalData --> 418 self._local_data[P] = EllipticCurveLocalData(self, P, proof) 419 return self._local_data[P] 420 /local/jec/sage-3.3.rc0/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sage/schemes/elliptic_curves/ell_local_data.pyc in __init__(self, E, P, proof, algorithm) 138 self._reduction_type = Eint.ap(p) # = 0,-1 or +1 139 else: --> 140 self._Emin, ch, self._val_disc, self._fp, self._KS, self._cp, self._split = self._tate(proof) 141 if self._fp>0: 142 if self._Emin.c4().valuation(p)>0: /local/jec/sage-3.3.rc0/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sage/schemes/elliptic_curves/ell_local_data.pyc in _tate(self, proof) 748 a6 /= pi**6 749 verbose("Non-minimal equation, dividing out...\nNew model is %s"%([a1, a2, a3, a4, a6]), t, 1) --> 750 C = C._tidy_model() 751 return (C, p, val_disc, fp, KS, cp, split) 752 /local/jec/sage-3.3.rc0/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/sage/schemes/elliptic_curves/ell_number_field.pyc in _tidy_model(self) 297 (a1, a2, a3, a4, a6) = [ZK(a) for a in self.a_invariants()] 298 except TypeError: --> 299 raise TypeError, "_tidy_model() requires an integral model." 300 # N.B. Must define s, r, t in the right order. 301 if ZK.degree() == 1: TypeError: _tidy_model() requires an integral model.
I think I wrote most of the relevant code, so it is my fault and I will fix it!
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comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by
comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by
- Milestone changed from sage-3.4 to sage-3.4.1
Better luck in 3.4.1.
Cheers,
Michael
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- Summary changed from Bug in conductor() over number fields to [with patch, needs review] Bug in conductor() over number fields
This patch fixes the problem.
comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by
- Reviewers set to Nick Alexander
- Summary changed from [with patch, needs review] Bug in conductor() over number fields to [with patch, positive review] Bug in conductor() over number fields
I can't say for sure that the new algorithm is correct, but I have read the code and I believe that the patch produces the behaviour John documented in the ticket and the comments. It certainly fixes the presenting issue, so apply!
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- Merged in set to sage-4.1.alpha0
- Resolution set to fixed
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Diagnosis of the problem, while lies in the implementation of Tate's algorithm at a prime ideal P when P is not principal: we use a uniformiser pi of P, but we use it in two different ways. First, there are various places where integers (of the field) which are known to have valuation at least i are divided by
pi^i
. Here, in order to keep everything integral, we use a uniformizer computed via K.uniformizer(P, 'negative'), which has valuation 1 at P (of course) and nagative or zero valuation elsewhere. But there is a second way in which pi is used: in computing the appropriate [u,r,s,t]-transforms. For example, in one place we need an r-transform where r is 0 mod P but something specific modP^2
; so we write r=r0*pi and compute r0 mod P and then multiply by pi. But now, it matters if pi is not integral!The solution I came up with was to compute two uniformisers, one (pi) as above and another (called ipi) integral at all primes. I use the appropriate one in the appropriate places.
I made a patch to implement this, and the example above works fine (doctest added to conductor() in ell_number_field.py).
But I think this needs to be looked at more carefully; while it is no worse than before (and no different at all at principal primes) I don't think it is quite right yet.
NB Magma has essentially the same code (I wrote it) but is not fussy about integrality at all since it does not give local minimal models.