@article{Anderson_2020, title={Book Review: The Cult of Pythagoras}, url={http://transmathematica.org/index.php/journal/article/view/37}, DOI={10.36285/tm.37}, abstractNote={<p>We review ``"The Cult of Pythagoras: Math and Myths" by Alberto A. Martinez, 2012. The book sets out a number of mathematical myths and dissolves them by a combination of checking historical sources and calculating results using the mathematics of the time. We pay particular attention to a chapter on division by zero. We record the earliest dates for particular solutions to the problem of division by zero and the ambition to have total mathematical systems.</p>}, journal={Transmathematica}, author={Anderson, James A.D.W.}, year={2020}, month={Dec.} }