# Weierstrass for elliptic curves in higher codimension¶

The weierstrass module lets you transform a genus-one curve, given as a hypersurface in a toric surface, into Weierstrass form. The purpose of this module is to extend this to higher codimension subschemes of toric varieties. In general, this is an unsolved problem. However, for certain special cases this is known.

The simplest codimension-two case is the complete intersection of two quadratic equations in $$\mathbb{P}^3$$

sage: R.<w,x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: quadratic1 = w^2+x^2+y^2
sage: quadratic2 = z^2 + w*x
(-1/4, 0)


Hence, the Weierstrass form of this complete intersection is $$Y^2 = X^3 - \frac{1}{4} X Z^4$$.

sage.schemes.toric.weierstrass_higher.WeierstrassForm2(polynomial, variables=None, transformation=False)

Helper function for WeierstrassForm()

Currently, only the case of the complete intersection of two quadratic equations in $$\mathbb{P}^3$$ is supported.

INPUT / OUTPUT:

Bring a complete intersection of two quadratics into Weierstrass form.

Input/output is the same as sage.schemes.toric.weierstrass.WeierstrassForm(), except that the two input polynomials must be quadratic polynomials in $$\mathbb{P}^3$$.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.schemes.toric.weierstrass_higher import WeierstrassForm_P3
sage: R.<w,x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: quadratic1 = w^2+x^2+y^2
sage: quadratic2 = z^2 + w*x
(-1/4, 0)


Bring a complete intersection of two quadratics into Weierstrass form.

Input/output is the same as sage.schemes.toric.weierstrass.WeierstrassForm(), except that the two input polynomials must be quadratic polynomials in $$\mathbb{P}^3$$.

EXAMPLES:

sage: from sage.schemes.toric.weierstrass_higher import \
....:     WeierstrassMap_P3, WeierstrassForm_P3
sage: R.<w,x,y,z> = QQ[]
sage: quadratic1 = w^2+x^2+y^2
sage: quadratic2 = z^2 + w*x
sage: X, Y, Z = WeierstrassMap_P3(quadratic1, quadratic2)
sage: X
1/1024*w^8 + 3/256*w^6*x^2 + 19/512*w^4*x^4 + 3/256*w^2*x^6 + 1/1024*x^8
sage: Y
1/32768*w^12 - 7/16384*w^10*x^2 - 145/32768*w^8*x^4 - 49/8192*w^6*x^6
- 145/32768*w^4*x^8 - 7/16384*w^2*x^10 + 1/32768*x^12
sage: Z
-1/8*w^2*y*z + 1/8*x^2*y*z

sage: a, b = WeierstrassForm_P3(quadratic1, quadratic2);  a, b
(-1/4, 0)