# Mathematician:James Stirling

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## Mathematician

Scottish mathematician best known for Stirling's Formula.

One of the first to study what is now known as the Gamma function.

## Nationality

Scottish

## History

- Born: May 1692, Garden (near Stirling), Scotland
- Died: 5 Dec 1770 in Edinburgh, Scotland

## Theorems

Results named for **James Stirling** can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for **James Stirling** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1717:
*Lineae Tertii Ordinis Neutonianae* - 1719:
*Methodus differentialis Newtoniana illustrata* - 1730:
*Methodus Differentialis*(in which Stirling's Formula is introduced)

## Also known as

He used the Latinized form of his name **Jacobo Stirling** on at least some of his works.

## Sources

- 1986: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence - 1997: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Numbers*(2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): A List of Mathematicians in Chronological Sequence - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**Stirling, James**(1692-1770)