a relation that approximates the value of n factorial (n!), expressed as .
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Origin of Stirling's formula
1925–30; after James Stirling (died 1770), Scottish mathematician
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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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