Elliptic curves in honeycomb form

  title={Elliptic curves in honeycomb form},
  author={Melody Chan and Bernd Sturmfels},
  journal={arXiv: Algebraic Geometry},
A plane cubic curve, defined over a field with valuation, is in honeycomb form if its tropicalization exhibits the standard hexagonal cycle. We explicitly compute such representations from a given j-invariant with negative valuation, we give an analytic characterization of elliptic curves in honeycomb form, and we offer a detailed analysis of the tropical group law on such a curve. 

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