Jordan totient function

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2010 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 11A [MSN][ZBL]

An arithmetic function $J_k(n)$ of a natural number $n$, named after Camille Jordan, counting the $k$-tuples of positive integers all less than or equal to $n$ that form a coprime $(k + 1)$-tuple together with $n$. This is a generalisation of Euler's totient function, which is $J_1$.

Jordan's totient function is multiplicative and may be evaluated as $$ J_k(n)=n^k \prod_{p|n}\left(1-\frac{1}{p^k}\right) \ . $$

By Möbius inversion we have $\sum_{d | n } J_k(d) = n^k $. The average order of $J_k(n)$ is $c n^k$ for some $c$.


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