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Activity Number: 340 - Teaching Statistics and Data Ethics in the Health Sciences
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #320785
Title: An Alternate Proof of Stirling's Formula
Author(s): ILHAN M. IZMIRLI*
Companies: 5559500017
Keywords: Stirling’s formula; central limit theorem; independent and identically distributed (iid) random variables

In this paper, we will give a short proof of Stirling’s formula using, essentially, nothing more than the central limit theorem.

It is our contention that this approach, which stresses the probabilistic nature of the formula, is pedagogically more suitable for students taking a mathematical probability course.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

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