1. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 386)
 Lan, K. Q.; Yang, G. C.

Positive Solutions of the FalknerSkan Equation Arising in the Boundary Layer Theory
The wellknown FalknerSkan equation is one of the most important
equations in laminar boundary layer theory and is used to describe
the steady twodimensional flow of a slightly viscous
incompressible fluid past wedge shaped bodies of angles related to
$\lambda\pi/2$, where $\lambda\in \mathbb R$ is a parameter
involved in the equation. It is known that there exists
$\lambda^{*}<0$ such that the equation with suitable boundary
conditions has at least one positive solution for each $\lambda\ge
\lambda^{*}$ and has no positive solutions for
$\lambda<\lambda^{*}$. The known numerical result shows
$\lambda^{*}=0.1988$. In this paper, $\lambda^{*}\in
[0.4,0.12]$ is proved analytically by establishing a singular
integral equation which is equivalent to the FalknerSkan
equation. The equivalence result
provides new techniques to study properties and existence of solutions of
the FalknerSkan equation.
Keywords:FalknerSkan equation, boundary layer problems, singular integral equation, positive solutions Categories:34B16, 34B18, 34B40, 76D10 
