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An Upper Bound on the Critical Value Involved in the Blasius Problem

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20102010:960365

https://doi.org/10.1155/2010/960365

Received: 21 February 2010

Accepted: 6 May 2010

Published: 3 June 2010

Abstract

Utilizing the Schauder fixed point theorem to study existence on positive solutions of an integral equation, we obtain an upper bound of the critical value involved in the Blasius problem, in particular, . Previous results only presented a lower bound and numerical investigations .

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
School of Mathematics and Statistics, Lanzhou University
(2)
College of Mathematics, Chengdu University of Information Technology

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© G. C. Yang. 2010

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