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James Stirling's "Methodus Differentialis" is one of the early classics of numerical analysis. It contains not only the results and ideas for which Stirling is chiefly remembered, for example, Stirling numbers and Stirling's asymptotic formula for factorials, but also a wealth of material on transformations of series and limiting processes. An impressive collection of examples illustrates the efficacy of Stirling's methods by means of numerical calculations, and some germs of later ideas, notably the Gamma function and asymptotic series, are also to be found. This volume presents a new translation of Stirling's text that features an extensive series of notes in which Stirling's results and calculations are analysed and historical background is provided. Ian Tweddle places the text in its contemporary context, but also relates the material to the interests of practising mathematicians today. Clear and accessible, this book will be of interest to mathematical historians, researchers and numerical analysts.

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A new translation makes this classic and important text more generally accessible. The text is placed in its contemporary context, but also related to the interests of practising mathematicians today. This book will be of interest to mathematical historians, researchers, and numerical analysts.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Background.- Some Mathematical Points.- Summary of the Contents of Stirling's Text.- Stirling's Principal Calculations.- Stirling's Text in Translation: Preface; Introduction; Part I: On the Summation of Series; Part II: On the Interpolation of Series.- Notes.- Appendix: Stirling's Letter to De Moivre Dated 17th June 1729.- References.- Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781852337230
Author:
Stirling, James
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Tweddle, Ian
Location:
London
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematical Analysis
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Numerical analysis
Subject:
Analysis
Subject:
Interpolation
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
History of Mathematics
Subject:
Stirling numbers
Subject:
Stirling s formula
Subject:
Acceleration of convergence
Subject:
History of Mathematical Sciences
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
2003
Series:
Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences
Series Volume:
An Annotated Transla
Publication Date:
20030801
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1340 gr

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