a1 Department of Mathematics, University of Maine at Orono, Orono, Maine, USA.
The propogation of disturbance when a shear flow with a free surface, in a channel of infinite horizontal extent and finite depth, is disturbed by the application of time-oscillatory pressure, is studied. The initial value problem is solved by using transform techniques and the steady state solution is obtained therefrom in the limit t → ∞. The effect of the initial shear on the development of the wave system is investigated.
(Received May 24 1974)