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

First Known Use of Stirling's formula

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Stirling's formula

James Stirling †1770 Scottish mathematician

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