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Old 2004-05-02, 18:09   #3
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Originally Posted by juergen
isn't this also what is called an ellyptic curve?
Nope.

An elliptic curve, E(x,y) is a polynomial which is cubic in x and quadratic in y.

The formula given is indeed a quadratic form. The way in which it is phrased makes me almost certain that the original post was an attempt to get assistance with a homework problem.

Paul

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