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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 10 (1987), Issue 2, Pages 391-394

Magnetohydrodynamic channel flow and variational principles

Department of Mathematics, U.A.E. University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates

Received 26 August 1986

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This paper deals with magnetohydrodynamic channel flow problems. Attention is given to a variational principle where the boundary conditions are incorporated via a suitable functional which is stationary at the solution of the given problem; the trial functions used for the approximate solution need not satisfy any of the given boundary conditions.