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Mordell-Weil groups and the rank of elliptic curves over large fields

Research paper by Bo-Hae Im

Indexed on: 25 Nov '04Published on: 25 Nov '04Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory



Abstract

Let $K$ be a number field, $\bar{K}$ an algebraic closure of $K$ and $E/K$ an elliptic curve defined over $K$. In this paper, we prove that if $E/K$ has a $K$-rational point $P$ such that $2P\neq O$ and $3P\neq O$, then for each $\sigma\in Gal(\bar{K}/K)$, the Mordell-Weil group $E(\bar{K}^{\sigma})$ of $E$ over the fixed subfield of $\bar{K}$ under $\sigma$ has infinite rank.