Approximation Theory and its Applications

, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp 32–41 | Cite as

MHD flow of a Newtonian fluid over a stretching sheet: an approximate solution

  • Chakraborty B. K. 
  • Mazumdar H. P. 


An approximate solution to the problem of steady laminar flow of a viscous incompressible electrically conducting fluid over a stretching sheet is presented. The approach is based on the idea of stretching the variables of the flow problem and then using least squares method to minimize the residual of a differential equation. The effects of the magnetic field on the flow characteristics are demonstrated through numerical computations with different values of the Hartman number.


Approximate Solution Newtonian Fluid Approximate Method Skin Friction Coefficient Indian Statistical Institute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chakraborty B. K. 
    • 1
  • Mazumdar H. P. 
    • 2
  1. 1.Sodepur Dashbandhn Vidyapith (Boys)India
  2. 2.Indian Statistical InstituteCalcuttaIndia

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