TY - JOUR
AU - Anderson, James A.D.W.
PY - 2020/12/16
Y2 - 2021/01/26
TI - Book Review: The Cult of Pythagoras
JF - Transmathematica
JA - Transmath
VL - 0
IS - 0
SE - Primary Article
DO - 10.36285/tm.37
UR - http://transmathematica.org/index.php/journal/article/view/37
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AB - <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>
ER -