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Selmer Groups of Elliptic Curves with Complex Multiplication


Published:20040201
Printed: Feb 2004
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Abstract
Suppose $K$ is an imaginary quadratic field and $E$ is an elliptic curve over a
number field $F$ with complex multiplication by the ring of integers in $K$.
Let $p$ be a rational prime that splits as $\mathfrak{p}_{1}\mathfrak{p}_{2}$
in $K$. Let $E_{p^{n}}$ denote the $p^{n}$division points on $E$. Assume
that $F(E_{p^{n}})$ is abelian over $K$ for all $n\geq 0$. This paper proves
that the Pontrjagin dual of the $\mathfrak{p}_{1}^{\infty}$Selmer group of
$E$ over $F(E_{p^{\infty}})$ is a finitely generated free $\Lambda$module,
where $\Lambda$ is the Iwasawa algebra of $\Gal\bigl(F(E_{p^{\infty}})/
F(E_{\mathfrak{p}_{1}^{\infty}\mathfrak{p}_{2}})\bigr)$. It also gives a simple
formula for the rank of the Pontrjagin dual as a $\Lambda$module.