Mathematician:James Stirling

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Mathematician

Scottish mathematician best known for Stirling's Formula.

One of the first to study what is now known as the Gamma function.


Nationality

Scottish


History

  • Born: May 1692, Garden (near Stirling), Scotland
  • Died: 5 Dec 1770 in Edinburgh, Scotland


Theorems

Results named for James Stirling can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for James Stirling can be found here.


Publications


Also known as

He used the Latinized form of his name Jacobo Stirling on at least some of his works.


Sources