Formulas for factorial
Author: Francis J. Murray
Journal: Math. Comp. 39 (1982), 655-662
MSC: Primary 33A15; Secondary 39A70, 41A60
MathSciNet review: 669657
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Abstract: Burnside's and Stirling's formulas for factorial N are special cases of a family of formulas with corresponding asymptotic series given by E. W. Barnes in 1899. An operational procedure for obtaining these formulas and series is presented which yields both convergent and divergent series and error estimates in the latter case. Two formulas of this family have superior accuracy and the geometric mean is better than either.
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