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## Homework Statement

I need to prove the relation:

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\Gamma(x+1) = e^{-x}x^{x+1/2}\int_{-\sqrt{x}}^\infty e^{-\sqrt{x}t}\left (1 +\frac{t}{\sqrt{x}}\right )^x\,dt \qquad(1)

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## Homework Equations

Definition of Gamma function ?

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\Gamma(x) = \int_0^\infty t^{x - 1}e^{-t}\,dt

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I have NO idea how to start this. I figured I should start out with the definition:

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\Gamma(x+1)=\int_0^\infty t^{x}e^{-t}\,dt \qquad(2)

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But this does not do much. I tried letting u

^{2}= t -->dt = 2u*du and putting that back into (2):

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\Gamma(x+1) = 2\int_0^\infty u^{2x}e^{-u^2}u\,du \qquad(3)

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Am I heading anywhere good?