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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
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Okay, so I know that the international notations for the set of natural numbers, whole numbers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers are N, Z, Q, R, and C, respectively. However, what are the international notations for the set of integers (natural numbers and zero), even numbers, odd, numbers, prime numbers, composite numbers, and cube numbers? Thanks in advance.

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Some authors use to refer to both {1, 2, 3, ...} and {0, 1, 2, 3, ...}. However, in order to make the distinction clear, they may write something like or , to indicate whether or not 0 is included.Even numbers are sometimes written as , and the odd numbers as .Notation for the set of prime numbers is less common, and I've seen many different ones. Sometimes people use or even .Likewise, I've never seen any kind of notation used for composite numbers, so just pick your favourite set notation for prime numbers and take complements accordingly -- e.g. if you use for prime numbers, then the set of composite numbers could be written as .

I haven't seen any similar notation for the set of cube numbers (nor square numbers, for that matter).

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
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Are there any international notations which state them as only 1 letter each?

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Apart from the ones listed, I'm not aware of any others, no. If there are, I suspect that they are fairly non-standard.

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**Monox D. I-Fly****Member**- Registered: 2015-12-02
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Okay, thank you.

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