# Definition:Norm/Ring/Multiplicative

## Definition

Let $\struct {R, +, \circ}$ be a ring whose zero is denoted $0_R$.

A multiplicative norm on $R$ is a mapping from $R$ to the non-negative reals:

$\norm {\,\cdot\,}: R \to \R_{\ge 0}$

satisfying the (ring) multiplicative norm axioms:

 $(N1)$ $:$ Positive Definiteness: $\displaystyle \forall x \in R:$ $\displaystyle \norm x = 0$ $\displaystyle \iff$ $\displaystyle x = 0_R$ $(N2)$ $:$ Multiplicativity: $\displaystyle \forall x, y \in R:$ $\displaystyle \norm {x \circ y}$ $\displaystyle =$ $\displaystyle \norm x \times \norm y$ $(N3)$ $:$ Triangle Inequality: $\displaystyle \forall x, y \in R:$ $\displaystyle \norm {x + y}$ $\displaystyle \le$ $\displaystyle \norm x + \norm y$