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Can't understand what's wrond. This text from my academic books but it doesn't work on practice. Help please

 

plot3d(polygons([[0, 0, 0], [1, 0, 0], [1, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0]], [[0, 0, 0], [0, 1, 0], [0, 1, 1], [0, 0, 1]], [[1, 0, 0], [1, 1, 0], [1, 1, 1], [1, 0, 1]], [[0, 0, 0], [1, 0, 0], [1, 0, 1], [0, 0, 1]], [[0, 1, 0], [1, 1, 0], [1, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1]], [[0, 0, 1], [1, 0, 1], [1, 1, 1], [0, 1, 1]]), light(0, 0, 0.0, 0.7, 0.0), light(100, 45, 0.7, 0.0, 0.0), light(100, -45, 0.0, 0.0, 0.7), ambientlight(.4, .4, .4), title(cube), style(patch), color(zhue));

Error, (in plot3d) bad range arguments: light(0, 0, 0., .7, 0.), light(100, 45, .7, 0., 0.)
 

Let a non-planar non-self-intersecting closed polygon in three dimensions P  be given, say
with(plots): with(plottools):
P := polygon([[0, 1, 1], [1, -1, 2], [3, 0, 5], [1, 1, 1]]):
How to find the minimal surface  with the boundary P?
There is no chance to find the solution as a closed-form expression.
Thus, the numerical solution (or/and a triangulation which approximates the minimal surface up to the given accuracy) is required.

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