We consider the topological classification of cubic surfaces which are obtained as intersection of the sphere S 3 with the algebraic variety defined by the zeroes of a homogeneous cubic polynomial in Arnold's normal form. This classification is based on the parameters appearing in this normal form, obtaining a correspondence between the parameters of the surface and its topological type. General classifications of cubic surfaces are made in the projective space ℙ 3(ℝ), but our method, based on a very simple combinatorial procedure is easier to implement in S 3. We split the cubic surfaces parameter space into ten equivalence classes. © 2004 Springer.
|Journal||Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2004|
- Cubic surface in S 3