The Cult of Pythagoras: Math and Myths

By Martínez, Alberto A.

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ISBN
978-0-82294-418-8
Publisher
Univ. of Pittsburgh Press


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Reviewed on October 15, 2012  |  Science

Martínez (history, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Science Secrets: The Truth About Darwin’s Finches, Einstein’s Wife, and Other Myths) explores the legends and myths of mathematics. Beginning with the many apocryphal stories linked to ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras over the centuries, Martínez documents how historical errors begin and propagate. He demonstrates how...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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