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Stirling, James

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Pronunciation: /ˈstəːlɪŋ
 
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Definition of Stirling, James in English:

( 1692–1770), Scottish mathematician. His main work, Methodus Differentialis (1730), was concerned with summation and interpolation. A formula named after him, giving the approximate value of the factorial of large numbers, was actually first worked out by the French-born mathematician Abraham de Moivre ( 1667–1754).

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