Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 141–160

A “Fourier Transform” for Multiplicative Functions on Non-Crossing Partitions

  • Alexandru Nica
  • Roland Speicher

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008643104945

Cite this article as:
Nica, A. & Speicher, R. Journal of Algebraic Combinatorics (1997) 6: 141. doi:10.1023/A:1008643104945


We describe the structure of the group of normalized multiplicative functions on lattices of non-crossing partitions. As an application, we give a combinatorial proof of a theorem of D. Voiculescu concerning the multiplication of free random variables

non-crossing partitionMoebius functionfree random variables

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandru Nica
    • 1
  • Roland Speicher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Institut für Angewandte MathematikUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany