Definition:Completely Multiplicative Function

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Definition

Let $K$ be a field.

Let $f: K \to K$ be a function on $K$.


Then $f$ is described as completely multiplicative if and only if:

$\forall m, n \in K: \map f {m n} = \map f m \, \map f n$


That is, a completely multiplicative function is one where the value of a product of two numbers equals the product of the value of each one individually.


Also see


  • It can easily be proved by induction that $\forall k \in \N: \paren {\map f n}^k = \map f {n^k}$ if and only if $f$ is completely multiplicative.
  • Results about completely multiplicative functions can be found here.


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