The set of Roots of a Polynomial . An algebraic surface is said to be of degree , where is the maximum sum of powers of all terms . The following table lists the names of algebraic surfaces of a given degree.

Order | Surface |

3 | Cubic Surface |

4 | Quartic Surface |

5 | Quintic Surface |

6 | Sextic Surface |

7 | Heptic Surface |

8 | Octic Surface |

9 | Nonic Surface |

10 | Decic Surface |

**References**

Fischer, G. (Ed.). *Mathematical Models from the Collections of Universities and Museums.*
Braunschweig, Germany: Vieweg, p. 7, 1986.

© 1996-9

1999-05-25