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# The Cult of Pythagoras: Math and Myths

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In this follow-up to his popular

*Science Secrets,*Alberto A. Martínez discusses various popular myths from the history of mathematics: that Pythagoras proved the hypotenuse theorem, that Archimedes figured out how to test the purity of a gold crown while he was in a bathtub, that the Golden Ratio is in nature and ancient architecture, that the young Galois created group th ...moreHardcover, 288 pages

Published
October 30th 2012
by University of Pittsburgh Press
(first published January 1st 2012)

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