Integer FAQs:


Q: Are integers sometimes called rational integers to distinguish them from the more general algebraic integers?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an integer often a primitive data type in computer languages?

A: Yes.

Q: Are integers often intuitively defined as the natural numbers?

A: Yes, and zero, and the negations of the natural numbers.

Q: Are integers an integer?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an integer positive if it is greater than zero and negative if it is less than zero?

A: Yes.

Q: Are integers the algebraic integers that are also rational numbers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are integers the only nontrivial totally ordered abelian group whose positive elements are well-ordered?

A: Yes.