A natural metric space defines a unique group structure on the same set such that all group operations are isometries. The integers are not natural but the dihedral numbers are. The half integers are in this sense more natural than the integers.
Elements in the strong ring within the Stanley-Reisner ring still can be seen as geometric objects for which mathematical theorems known in topology hold. But there is also arithemetic. We remark that the multiplicative primes in the ring are the simplicial complexes. The Sabidussi theorem imlies that additive primes (particles) have a unique prime factorization (into elementary particles).
Arithmetic with networks The paper “On the arithmetic of graphs” is posted. (An updated PDF). The paper is far from polished, the document already started to become … ….
Assuming the join operation to be the addition, we found a multiplication which produces a ring of oriented networks. We have a commutative ring in which the empty graph is the zero element and the one point graph is the one element. This ring contains the usual integers as a subring. In the form of positive and negative complete subgraphs.