Weakly multiplicative arithmetic functions and the normal growth of groups

  • Jan-Christoph Schlage-PuchtaEmail author


We show that an arithmetic function which satisfies some weak multiplicativity properties and in addition has a non-decreasing or \(\log \)-uniformly continuous normal order is close to a function of the form \(n\mapsto n^c\). As an application we show that a finitely generated, residually finite, infinite group, whose normal growth has a non-decreasing or a \(\log \)-uniformly continuous normal order, is isomorphic to \((\mathbb {Z}, +)\).


Multiplicative functions Characterizations of \(n^c\) Monotonicity Normal order Normal subgroup growth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität RostockRostockGermany

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