Studies in multiplicative number theory
This thesis gives some order estimates and asymptotic formulae associated with general classes of non-negative multiplicative functions as well as some particular multiplicative functions such as the divisor functions dk(n). In Chapter One we give a lower estimate for the number of distinct values assumed by the divisor function d(n) in 1 or = 1 then the maximum value of f(n) in 1 infinity. We call a positive integer n a k-full integer if pk divides n whenever p is a prime divisor of n, and in Chapter Four we give an asymptotic formula for the number of k-full integers not exceeding x. In Chapter Five we give an asymptotic formula for the number of 2-full integers in an interval. We also study the problem of the distribution of the perfect squares among the sequence of 2-full integers. The materials in the first three chapters have been accepted for publications and will appear , ,  and .