An elementary linear-algebraic proof without computer-aided arguments for the group law on elliptic curves

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Abstract

The group structure on the rational points of elliptic curves plays several important roles, in mathematics and recently also in other areas such as cryptography. However, the famous proofs for the group property (in particular, for its associative law) require somewhat advanced mathematics and therefore are not easily accessible by non-mathematician. On the other hand, there have been attempts in the literature to give an elementary proof, but those rely on computer-aided calculation for some part in their proofs. In this paper, we give a self-contained proof of the associative law for this operation, assuming mathematical knowledge only at the level of basic linear algebra and not requiring computer-aided arguments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2150001
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematics for Industry
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Numerical Analysis

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