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This "mighty strange" fantasy land contains trees with square roots , a stream flowing with numbers , and a walking pencil that plays tic-tac-toe. A geometric bird recites almost perfectly the first 15 digits of pi.
Donald soon hears the voice of the unseen "True Spirit of Adventure" Paul Frees , who will guide him on his journey through "the wonderland of mathematics". Pythagoras and music[ edit ] Donald is initially not interested in exploring Mathmagic Land, believing that math is just for " eggheads ".
When "Mr. Spirit" suggests a connection between math and music, though, Donald is intrigued.
First, Donald discovers the relationships between octaves and string length which develop the musical scale of today. Next, Donald finds himself in ancient Greece , where Pythagoras and his contemporaries are discovering these same relationships.
Pythagoras on the harp , a flute player, and a double bass player hold a " jam session " which Donald joins after a few moments using a vase as a bongo drum. Pythagoras' mathematical discoveries are, as the Spirit explains, the basis of today's music, and that music would not exist without "eggheads".
The segment ends with a sequence of live action musicians playing both jazz and classical music and Pythagoras' pals fading away. Pentagram, golden section, and golden rectangle[ edit ] After shaking hands with Pythagoras, who then vanishes, Donald finds on his hand a pentagram , the symbol of the secret Pythagorean society.
The Spirit then shows Donald how the mysterious golden section appears in the pentagram. Next, the pentagram is shown to contain the pattern for constructing golden rectangles many times over. According to the Spirit, the golden rectangle has influenced both ancient and modern cultures in many ways. Architecture and art[ edit ] Donald learns how the golden rectangle appears in many ancient buildings, such as the Parthenon and the Notre Dame cathedral.
Paintings such as the Mona Lisa and various sculptures such as the Venus de Milo contain several golden rectangles. The use of the golden rectangle is found in modern architecture, such as the United Nations building in New York City.