During a routine submarine dive, oceanographer Laura Daughtery discovers
an unknown life form and unearths a government cover-up operation led by
scientist Dr. Aleksander Cirko. Meanwhile, Louisiana fisherman Richard
Beck loses his brother in a suspicious diving accident, and a young boy
named Miles sneaks an unusual aquatic egg into his home. From the South
Antarctic Sea and the Gulf of Mexico to San Diego and Monterey, there's
something lurking beneath the **Surface**.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2005-09-19

## Surface - Surface - Netflix

A surface, as the term is most generally used, is the outermost or uppermost layer of a physical object or space. It is the portion or region of the object that can first be perceived by an observer using the senses of sight and touch, and is the portion with which other materials first interact. The surface of an object is more than “a mere geometric solid”, but is “filled with, spread over by, or suffused with perceivable qualities such as color and warmth”. The concept of surface has been abstracted and formalized in mathematics, specifically in geometry. Depending on the properties on which the emphasis is given, there are several non equivalent such formalizations, that are all called surface, sometimes with some qualifier, such as algebraic surface, smooth surface or fractal surface. The concept of surface and its mathematical abstraction are both widely used in physics, engineering, computer graphics, and many other disciplines, primarily in representing the surfaces of physical objects. For example, in analyzing the aerodynamic properties of an airplane, the central consideration is the flow of air along its surface. The concept also raises certain philosophical questions—for example, how thick is the layer of atoms or molecules that can be considered part of the surface of an object (i.e., where does the “surface” end and the “interior” begin), and do objects really have a surface at all if, at the subatomic level, they never actually come in contact with other objects.

## Surface - In mathematics - Netflix

In mathematics, a surface is, generally speaking, an object similar to a plane but that need not be flat. Thus, a surface is a generalization of a plane, in that curvature is not necessarily zero. This is analogous to a curve generalizing a (straight) line. There are several more precise definitions, depending on the context and the mathematical tools that are used for the study. The simplest mathematical surfaces are planes and spheres in the Euclidean 3-space. The exact definition of a surface may depend on the context. Typically, in algebraic geometry, a surface may cross itself (and may have other singularities), while, in topology and differential geometry, it may not. A surface is a two-dimensional space; this means that a moving point on a surface may move in two directions (it has two degrees of freedom). In other words, around almost every point, there is a coordinate patch on which a two-dimensional coordinate system is defined. For example, the surface of the Earth resembles (ideally) a two-dimensional sphere, and latitude and longitude provide two-dimensional coordinates on it (except at the poles and along the 180th meridian).