James Stirling (mathematician)

James Stirling (mathematician)

James Stirling (April 22, 1692–December 5, 1770) was a Scottish mathematician. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford where he was a Snell exhibitioner

The Stirling numbers and Stirling's approximation are named after him.

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