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06/03/12 08:22am

I was trying to find shortest patch on the sphere by mathematica 8
I used EulerEquation of (1+y'[x]^2+z'[x]^2)^1/2 , and I want to set boundary x^2+y^2+z^2=a^2, but i don't know how.
or solve in sherical coordinates and the final DSolve (Pphi[Ttheta]) convert back to the cartesian
thank in advance

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