Picard-Vessiot extensions for linear functional systems

M. Bronstein, Z. Li, M. Wu


Picard-Vessiot extensions for ordinary differential and difference equations are well known and are at the core of the associated Galois theories. In this paper, we construct fundamental matrices and Picard-Vessiot extensions for systems of linear partial functional equations having finite linear dimension. We then use those extensions to show that all the solutions of a factor of such a system can be completed to solutions of the original system.