Department of Mathematics, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, H-8, 44000 Islamabad, Pakistan
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The mixed convection flow with mass transfer over a stretching surface with suction or injection is examined. By using Lie group analysis, the symmetries of the equations are calculated. A four-finite parameter and one infinite parameter Lie group transformations are obtained. Two different cases are discussed, one for the scaling symmetry and the other for spiral symmetry. The governing partial differential equations are transformed into ordinary differential equations using these symmetries. It has been noted that the similarity variables and functions available in the literature become special cases of the similarity variables and functions discussed in this paper.