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

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20102010:960365

  • Received: 21 February 2010
  • Accepted: 6 May 2010
  • Published:


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

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu, 730000, China
College of Mathematics, Chengdu University of Information Technology, Chengdu, 610225, China


© G. C. Yang. 2010

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