Stirling's formula

[stur-lingz]

noun Mathematics.

a relation that approximates the value of n factorial (n!), expressed as .

Origin of Stirling's formula

1925–30; after James Stirling (died 1770), Scottish mathematician

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British Dictionary definitions for stirling's formula

Stirling's formula

noun

a formula giving the approximate value of the factorial of a large number n, as n ! (n / e) n √(2π n)

Word Origin for Stirling's formula

named after James Stirling (1692–1770), Scottish mathematician

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