TITLE

# Removing Magic from the Normal Distribution and the Stirling and Wallis Formulas

AUTHOR(S)
Kovalyov, Mikhail
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Dec2011, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p32
SOURCE TYPE
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The articled discusses the removal of magic from the normal distribution and the formulas of Stirling and Wallis. It mentions that the derivation of the normal distribution as the limiting case of the binomial distribution is one of the many applications of the Stirling formula. It adds that the P2n is the partial product of the first 2n in the Wallis formula which is the sequence of partial products.
ACCESSION #
67647422

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