We study families of elliptic curves whose coefficients are degree 2 polynomials in a variable t. All such curves together form an algebraic surface which is birational to a conic bundle with 7 singular fibers. We prove that such conic bundles are unirational. As a consequence one obtains that, for infinitely many values of t, the resulting elliptic curve has rank at least 1.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||American Journal of Mathematics|
|State||Published - 2017|
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