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A mathematical model is presented and analyzed for steady two-dimensional non-isothermal laminar free convective boundary layer flow along a convectively heated moving horizontal plate. New similarity transformations are developed using one parameter deductive group transformations and hence the governing transport equations are reduced to a system of coupled, nonlinear ordinary differential equations with associated boundary conditions. The reduced equations are then solved numerically by an implicit finite difference numerical method. The effects of pertinent parameters on the non-dimensional velocity, temperature, friction factor and heat transfer rates are investigated and presented graphically. It is found that friction factor decreases with the free convective parameter and rate of heat transfer increases with the convection-conduction parameter.
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