Anticipatory Reading Material

René Schoof has suggested the following reading material:

Article & Author
Elliptic Curves: Number Theory and Cryptography, Lawrence C. Washington
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Counting Points on Elliptic Curves over Finite Fields, René Schoof
The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves, Joseph H. Silverman
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Rational Points on Elliptic Curves (Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics), Joseph H. Silverman and John Tate
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