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Comment on “Series solution of hydromagnetic flow and heat transfer with hall effect in a second grade fluid over a stretching sheet”

Robert Gorder and Kuppalapalle Vajravelu
From the journal Open Physics

Abstract

In a recently accepted paper of M. Ayub, H. Zaman and M. Ahmad [Cent. Eur. J. Phys. 8, 135 (2010)] the authors claim that the governing similarity equations of Vajravelu and Roper [Int. J. Nonlin. Mech. 34, 1031 (1999)] are incorrect; without any justification, the authors Ayub et al. simply mention that the equation is “found to be incorrect in the literature” (though no reference supporting this assertion is provided in the citations). We show that this assertion of Ayub et al. is wrong, and that the similarity equation of Vajravelu and Roper is indeed correct.

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Published Online: 2010-4-24
Published in Print: 2010-6-1

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