The Gamma Function

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Abstract

Apart from the elementary transcendental functions such as the exponential and trigonometric functions and their inverses, the Gamma function is probably the most important transcendental function. It was defined by Euler to interpolate the factorials at noninteger arguments.

Keywords

Sine 

Reference

  1. AAR99.
    Andrews, G., Askey, R.A., Roy, R.: Special Functions. Encyclopedia of Mathematics and its Applications. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1999)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachbereich 10 Mathematik und NaturwissenschaftenUniversität KasselKasselGermany

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