Implementing 2-descent for Jacobians of hyperelliptic curves, by Michael Stoll

This work has now appeared in Acta Arith. 98, 245-277 (2001) and so the preprint has been removed. This paper gives a fairly detailed description of an algorithm that computes (the size of) the 2-Selmer group of the Jacobian of a hyperellitptic curve over Q. The curve is assumed to have even genus or to possess a Q-rational Weierstraß point.

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