1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I can't type out the symbols, so here's the pdf: http://www.math.umn.edu/~morri495/2243q7.pdf [Broken] 2. Relevant equations see above 3. The attempt at a solution for 1, so far I have C(w) = -1/2(c1^2 + c2^2)^(3/2)(2c1c1' + 2c2c2') = 0 for 2, so far I have sqrt(a^2+b^2) = A/sqrt( (2uw)^2 + (w0^2 - w^2)) Please help, this is for a math class, and I really don't understand the physics part. Thank you! I'm willing to pay someone who can solve this for me.