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An investigation is carried out to discuss the heat transfer mechanism to an electrically conducting viscous fluid on a curved stretching/shrinking surface incorporated with convective boundary condition. The impact of uniform magnetic field is also considered. The mathematical formulation for the transport of heat and flow phenomena is developed by utilizing a curvilinear coordinates system. The obtained sets of partial differential equations are reconstructed into coupled nonlinear differential equations by incorporating similarity transformations. The numerical solution is attained by employing the shooting method. The obtained solutions are then used to discuss the impacts of various emerging parameters on the temperature and heat transfer across the surface. Dual nature of the solutions are obtained for definite range of convective, suction, magnetic, Prandtl and stretching or shrinking parameters. Comparison of the obtained results with the existing results for a flat sheet is found in acceptable agreement. It is noticed that with an increment in convective parameter increases the temperature of the fluid, while an increase in suction and magnetic parameters decreases the temperature of the fluid for both the solutions.
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