Volume 13, issue 1


1. On Types of Elliptic Pseudoprimes

Babinkostova, L. ; Hernández-Espiet, A. ; Kim, H..
We generalize the notions of elliptic pseudoprimes and elliptic Carmichael numbers introduced by Silverman to analogues of Euler-Jacobi and strong pseudoprimes. We investigate the relationships among Euler Elliptic Carmichael numbers , strong elliptic Carmichael numbers, products of anomalous primes and elliptic Korselt numbers of Type I: The former two of these are introduced in this paper, and the latter two of these were introduced by Mazur (1973) and Silverman (2012) respectively. In particular, we expand upon a previous work of Babinkostova et al. by proving a conjecture about the density of certain elliptic Korselt numbers of Type I that are products of anomalous primes.

2. Onto extensions of free groups

Mijares, Sebastià ; Ventura, Enric.
An extension of subgroups $H\leqslant K\leqslant F_A$ of the free group of rank $|A|=r\geqslant 2$ is called onto when, for every ambient free basis $A'$, the Stallings graph $\Gamma_{A'}(K)$ is a quotient of $\Gamma_{A'}(H)$. Algebraic extensions are onto and the converse implication was conjectured by Miasnikov-Ventura-Weil, and resolved in the negative, first by Parzanchevski-Puder for rank $r=2$, and recently by Kolodner for general rank. In this note we study properties of this new type of extension among free groups (as well as the fully onto variant), and investigate their corresponding closure operators. Interestingly, the natural attempt for a dual notion -- into extensions -- becomes trivial, making a Takahasi type theorem not possible in this setting.