a1 Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay 400076, India
An exact solution of the MHD flow of an incompressible, electrically conducting, viscous fluid past a uniformly accelerated infinite plate has been presented. The velocity profiles are shown graphically and the numerical values of axial and transverse components of skin friction are tabulated. At high values of the Hall parameter, wt, the velocity is found to be oscillatory near the plate.
(Received June 01 1979)
(Revised January 02 1980)