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stirling'sformula
Stirling's formula
^{}
/
ˈstɜr
lɪŋz
/
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stur
lingz
]
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noun
Mathematics
.
a relation that approximates the value of
n
factorial (
n!
), expressed as
.
Origin:
1925–30;
after James
Stirling
(died 1770), Scottish mathematician
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Stirling's formula
—
n
a formula giving the approximate value of the factorial of a large number
n,
as
n
! ≅ (
n
/
e
)
^{n}
√(2π
n
)
[named after James
Stirling
(16921770), Scottish mathematician]
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