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  • Question: Can you suggest some classical papers about elliptic curves? I want to read the masters.
    Answer: These are my favorites:
    Cassels:         Diophantine equations with special reference to 
                     elliptic curves.
    Lang, Tate:      Principal homogeneous spaces over abelian varieties 
    Birch:           Elliptic curves over Q: A progress report
    Birch & SD:      Elliptic curves and modular forms (in "Antwerp IV")
    Swinnerton-Dyer: The Conjectures of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer, and of Tate
    Tate:            The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves
    Tate:            On the Conjectures of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer 
                     and a Geometric Analogue
    
  • Question: That's great! One more thing: how do I find out which magazines they come from? and what date?
    Answer: It's trivial if you have access to MathSciNet, and quite difficult otherwise. The URL for MathSciNet is http://e-math.ams.org/mathscinet You probably won't be able to access this URL from your home computer, unless you have a university dial up account, but you will definitely be able to access that URL from any university that has a significant number of math journals.