The boundary layer flow over a horizontal plate with power law variations
in the freestream velocity and wall temperature of the form Ue ∼ xn and
Tw − T∞ ∼ xm and with viscous dissipation, is studied. The boundary layer equations
are transformed to a dimensionless system of equations using a non–similarity
variable (x) and a pseudo-similarity variable (x; y). The effects of the various parameters
of the flow on velocity and temperature distribution in the boundary layer,
on the local skin friction and local heat transfer coefficients and on the non–similar
terms, are investigated.