One of the numbers ..., , , 0, 1, 2, .... The Set of Integers forms a Ring which is
denoted . A given Integer may be Negative (), Nonnegative (),
Zero (), or Positive (
). The Ring has Cardinality of
Aleph-0. The Generating Function for the Nonnegative Integers is

There are several symbols used to perform operations having to do with conversion between Real Numbers and integers. The symbol
(``Floor '') means ``the largest integer
not greater than ,'' i.e., `int(x)` in computer parlance. The symbol means ``the nearest integer to ''
(Nint), i.e., `nint(x)` in computer parlance. The symbol
(``Ceiling '') means ``the smallest integer not smaller ,'' or `-int(-x)`, where `int(x)` is the
Integer Part of .

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