Stirling's formula

noun Stir·ling's formula \ ˈstər-liŋz- \

Definition of Stirling's formula

: a formula {latex}\sqrt{2\pi{n}} (\frac{n}{e})^n{/latex} that approximates the value of the factorial of a very large number n

Origin and Etymology of stirling's formula

James Stirling †1770 Scottish mathematician


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