By Johannes Buchmann

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The map that sends a solution (x, y) ∈ Z2 of the Pell equation x2 − ∆y 2 = ±4 to the matrix U (f, x, y) is a bijection between the set of those solutions and the automorphism group of f . 2. The map that sends a solution (x, y) ∈ Z2 of the Pell equation x2 −∆y 2 = 4 to the matrix U (f, x, y) is a bijection between the set of those solutions and the proper automorphism group of f . Proof. 6, the map from the theorem sends solutions of the Pell equation to automorphisms of f . The map is clearly injective.

P − 1} be a square modulo p. Then a square root of r modulo p can be computed in time O((size p)3 ). 46 3 Constructing Forms If we use this method for extracting square roots modulo p we obtain the following running time estimate for primeForm. 21. If p ≡ 3 (mod 4), then primeForm runs in time O size(p) size(∆) + (size p)3 . Now we turn to the general case. We explain the algorithm of Tonelli for extracting square roots in a ﬁnite cyclic group G of known order |G|. If we apply this algorithm to the cyclic group (Z/pZ)∗ , then we obtain an algorithm for extracting square roots modulo p.

If we use sqrtModP(∆, p) to extract the square root in primeForm, then we obtain the following result. 26. Algorithm primeForm has success probability 1/2 and running time O size(∆) size(p) + (size(p))4 . 5 The case of a prime power In this section we determine F(∆, pe ) and F ∗ (∆, pe ) for prime p and e > 1. 1. Let e ∈ N, e ≥ 1. e ∗ e 1. If ∆ p = −1, then R(∆, p ) = R (∆, p ) = 0. ∆ 2. If p = 0, e ≥ 2, and p does not divide the conductor of ∆, then R(∆, pe ) = R∗ (∆, pe ) = 0. e ∗ e 3. If ∆ p = 1, then R(∆, p ) = R (∆, p ) = 2.