# Cubic form

In mathematics, a **cubic form** is a homogeneous polynomial of degree 3, and a **cubic hypersurface** is the zero set of a cubic form.

In Template:Harv, Boris Delone and Dmitriĭ Faddeev showed that binary cubic forms with integer coefficients can be used to parametrize orders in cubic fields. Their work was generalized in Template:Harv to include all cubic rings,^{[1]}^{[2]} giving a discriminant-preserving bijection between orbits of a GL(2, **Z**)-action on the space of integral binary cubic forms and cubic rings up to isomorphism.

The classification of real cubic forms is linked to the classification of umbilical points of surfaces. The equivalence classes of such cubics form a three dimensional real projective space and the subset of parabolic forms define a surface – the umbilic torus or umbilic bracelet.^{[3]}

## Examples

- Elliptic curve
- Fermat cubic
- Cubic 3-fold
- Koras–Russell cubic threefold
- Klein cubic threefold
- Segre cubic

## Notes

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