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i want to know about stirling approximation. why \(\displaystyle lnx! = xlnx - x\)
i want to know about stirling approximation. why \(\displaystyle lnx! = xlnx - x\)
Another said:i want to know about stirling approximation. why \(\displaystyle lnx! = xlnx - x\)
The Stirling approximation is a mathematical formula used to approximate the factorial of a large number. It was first derived by Scottish mathematician James Stirling in the 18th century.
The Stirling approximation is derived using the Euler-Maclaurin formula, which is a method for approximating definite integrals. It involves taking the logarithm of the factorial and then using a series expansion to simplify the expression.
The Stirling approximation is most accurate when the number being approximated is large. As the number gets larger, the relative error of the approximation decreases. However, for smaller numbers, the approximation may not be as accurate.
The Stirling approximation is only accurate for large numbers and may not be as accurate for smaller numbers. Additionally, it is an approximation and not an exact solution, so there will always be some margin of error. It is also not suitable for complex or imaginary numbers.
The Stirling approximation is commonly used in scientific research, particularly in fields such as physics and statistics. It is used to simplify complex mathematical expressions and make calculations easier. It is also used in the analysis of algorithms and in the study of asymptotic behavior.