List by Author: Tom Körner

What is the Area of a Circle? You might know the famous formula for an area of a circle, but why does this formula work? Tom Körner's explanation really is a piece of cake, served up with a hefty estimate of pi.
Why Was The Computer Invented When It Was?Clearly the modern electronic computer couldn't have been built before electronics existed, but it's not clear why computers powered by steam or clockwork weren't invented earlier. Tom Körner speculates on the historical reasons why computers were invented when they were.
  • Want facts and want them fast? Our Maths in a minute series explores key mathematical concepts in just a few words.