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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 324869, 10 pages
Research Article

Solution of Boundary Layer Problems with Heat Transfer by Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method

Department of Mathematics, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan 23200, Pakistan

Received 17 June 2013; Accepted 7 August 2013

Academic Editor: Carlo Bianca

Copyright © 2013 H. Ullah et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Application of Optimal Homotopy Asymptotic Method (OHAM), a new analytic approximate technique for treatment of Falkner-Skan equations with heat transfer, has been applied in this work. To see the efficiency of the method, we consider Falkner-Skan equations with heat transfer. It provides us with a convenient way to control the convergence of approximate solutions when it is compared with other methods of solution found in the literature as finite difference (N. S. Asaithambi, 1997) and shooting method (Cebeci and Keller, 1971). The obtained solutions show that OHAM is effective, simpler, easier, and explicit.