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Sphere is the object that has the minimal area for a fix volume, proof

  1. Feb 17, 2013 #1
    Can someone give a proof of the statement: “For fix volume a 3-D objects that has minimal surface area is the sphere” ?
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2013 #2

    mathman

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  4. Feb 17, 2013 #3

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    Re: sphere is the object that has the minimal area for a fix volume, p

    didn't seem too helpful. maybe it needs some LaTeX formatting

    i could tell some of the ? marks were supposed to be [itex]\pi[/itex], but there were some connections i could not make in the derivation.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2013 #4

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