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ERIC Number: EJ853813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
Translational Bounds for Factorial n and the Factorial Polynomial
Mahmood, Munir; Edwards, Phillip
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v23 n1 p31-36 2009
During the period 1729-1826 Bernoulli, Euler, Goldbach and Legendre developed expressions for defining and evaluating "n"! and the related gamma function. Expressions related to "n"! and the gamma function are a common feature in computer science and engineering applications. In the modern computer age people live in now, two common tests to determine improved power of new computers are finding new large prime numbers and calculating "n"! for larger values of "n". Therefore it is useful to know how quickly "n"! grows and what tight bounds exist. In this article, the authors discuss the translational bounds for factorial "n" and the factorial polynomial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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