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# Stirling's approximation

Revision as of 17:08, 21 February 2007 by Carl McBride (talk | contribs) (New page: James Stirling (1692-1770, Scotland) :<math>\left.\ln N!\right. = \ln 1 + \ln 2 + \ln 3 + ... + \ln N</math> :<math> ~= \sum_{k=1}^N \ln k</math> :<math>~\approx \int_1^N \ln x dx</ma...)

James Stirling (1692-1770, Scotland)

Thus, for large *N*