Category: Maths


Intuiting the gamma function, part 3

We now pick up where we left off and fully elucidate the link between the factorial and the gamma function. Read more...

Intuiting the gamma function, part 2

In Part 1, we showed that repeated differentiation gives rise to a factorial. In this second post of Intuiting the gamma function, we are going to show that integration by parts can also produce a factorial – an instrumental step in generalising the idea of a factorial to non-integers.

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Intuiting the gamma function, part 1

What is the factorial of a half? This series of posts builds up from middle-school algebra to the enigmatic gamma function in an attempt to answer this simple question.

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