AAAAHHH!!! Calculus of Variations 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data See attached This is a project for an upper level math methods of physics course. My background is insufficient and ultimately, I don't know what is going on, AT ALL. The work I've provided is the product of the collective efforts of my partner, myself and, our supervising professor. I can follow the argument the professor has made but, I could not have made that argument myself. My partner is exhausted and, I just need some direction with the variational calculus in solving the form we derived for the Euler-Lagrange equation. 2. Relevant equations Euler-Lagrange eqution 3. The attempt at a solution See attached. Thank you all, very, very much.