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Mathematical Functions problem

  1. Feb 23, 2004 #1
    Can anyone explain to me, in as simple a way as possible, what the math functoin "gamma(x)" does. I am very curious, and would appriciate any help that can be given.
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2004 #2

    matt grime

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    It is a function defined on the complex numbers that satisfies [tex]\Gamma(n)=(n-1)![/tex] for integer n and is treated as a generalization of factorials. It has, for certain arguments, got a nice expression as a integral; it satisifes certain functional equations; there are poles at the negative integers; lots more information can be found at
    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GammaFunction.html
     
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  4. Feb 23, 2004 #3
    Thank you for the information, matt grime, it was very helpful. I hope that maby I can help you in the future.
     
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