1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Displaying factorials

  1. Sep 4, 2005 #1


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    This is really a TeX/LaTeX question, but I wasn't sure where to put it. (Sorry!)

    I was looking at "Factoring Factorial n" (Guy, Amer. Math. Monthly Oct. '98) and became interested in looking at large factorials. Before I could really get started manipulating them I wanted a good way to store them so I'm not doing so much algebraic manipulation by hand. This was when I realized that there was no good way to display them -- I don't know how to make LaTeX wrap the expression in math mode.

    Is there a good way to do that? Here's an example of what I have, in the tersest format I was able to manage:

    It won't even display here on the forums (at least not all of it), but you get the idea.

    I'd like to find a method better than splitting it into lines manually with \noindent... :yuck:. Thanks!
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 13, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Is there a better place to post this to get a response?
  4. Sep 13, 2005 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    I posit that there's no real point in trying to display them.

    That being said, there might be an example of exactly what you want to do in the LaTeX thread in the General Discussion part of General Physics.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Similar Threads for Displaying factorials Date
B Proof that (x^n)/n! has a limit of 0 at infinity Jul 8, 2017
30FPS displayed on a 200Hz monitor Mar 4, 2015
Can anybody display the maths? Jan 5, 2012
How to display LaTex Jul 14, 2008
Displaying change via 'slope'? Mar 25, 2006