A Quartic Surface given by

where

also known as Fresnel's Wave Surface. It was introduced by Fresnel in his studies of crystal optics.

**References**

Fischer, G. (Ed.). *Mathematical Models from the Collections of Universities and Museums.*
Braunschweig, Germany: Vieweg, p. 16, 1986.

Fischer, G. (Ed.). Plates 38-39 in
*Mathematische Modelle/Mathematical Models, Bildband/Photograph Volume.*
Braunschweig, Germany: Vieweg, pp. 38-39, 1986.

von Seggern, D. *CRC Standard Curves and Surfaces.* Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 304, 1993.

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