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:smile: hey, anyone knows what kind of set the following symbol represents?

Zm (Z with subscription m, where Z is the set of whole numbers and m a positive integer).

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[tex]Z_m = \{0, 1, 2, \ldots, m-1\}[/tex]

for example,
[tex]Z_2 = \{0, 1\}[/tex]
[tex]Z_3 = \{0, 1, 2\}[/tex]
[tex]Z_4 = \{0, 1, 2, 3\}[/tex]
 
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matt grime
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With addition and multiplication defined mod m (Z_m is not just a set).

Warning: notation is ambiguous. I have also seen this used to mean the m-adic integers.
 
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