Solution theory for evolutionary equations
In this chapter, we shall discuss and present the first major result of the manuscript: Picard’s theorem on the solution theory for evolutionary equations which is the main result of Picard (A structural observation for linear material laws in classical mathematical physics. In Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, vol 32, 2009, pp 1768–1803). In order to stress the applicability of this theorem, we shall deal with applications first and provide a proof of the actual result afterwards. With an initial interest in applications in mind, we start off with the introduction of some operators related to vector calculus.