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# Asian Journal of Mathematics

## Volume 23 (2019)

### Number 1

### Decompositions of singular abelian surfaces

Pages: 157 – 172

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/AJM.2019.v23.n1.a8

#### Author

#### Abstract

Given a singular abelian surface $A$, we find all possible decompositions of $A$ into a product of two mutually isogenous elliptic curves with complex multiplication. This is done by computing the transcendental lattice of arbitrary such products, and by studying the action of a certain class group on the factors of a given decomposition. We also give an alternative proof of the formula for the number of decompositions of $A$, which is originally due to Ma.

#### Keywords

abelian surfaces, complex multiplication, elliptic curves, class field theory, quadratic forms

#### 2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

14K12, 14K22

Received 5 October 2016

Accepted 8 August 2017

Published 3 May 2019