Computing Class Polynomials for Abelian Surfaces

Andreas Enge, Emmanuel Thomé
2014 Experimental Mathematics  
We describe a quasi-linear algorithm for computing Igusa class polynomials of Jacobians of genus 2 curves via complex floating-point approximations of their roots. After providing an explicit treatment of the computations in quartic CM fields and their Galois closures, we pursue an approach due to Dupont for evaluating ϑconstants in quasi-linear time using Newton iterations on the Borchardt mean. We report on experiments with our implementation and present an example with class number 20016.
doi:10.1080/10586458.2013.878675 fatcat:dbeoujrnyvewbmpkg3wxtedfn4