Good questions

This is a space for posting questions about the stuff we've been thinking about. Occasionally, if a good question comes up in class, I may suggest that someone come here and post it, but you can post questions here any time. You can earn wiki points for posting questions or posting answers (or partial answers) to questions that other people have posted.

Q1 : Why is $\mathbb Z$ the symbol for the integers? (And what does this have to do with German?)

$\mathbb Z$ is used because of the german word "Zhalen". This word is german for "number". The reason why German's were able to declare the symbol was not because they did well in a World War. Actually, a lot of german mathematicians made big strides in number theory, including Euler and Gauss. Thats all i have to say about that.

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