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#1 2012-12-04 05:35:38

genericname
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Gamma function question

Hi, I'm confused about how to find the value of this specific problem. The answer is supposed to be (1/2) * sqrt(pi), but how?

If gamma(1/2) is = sqrt(pi), what is gamma(3/2)?

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#2 2012-12-04 06:42:17

anonimnystefy
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Re: Gamma function question

Do you remember the identity Gamma(n+1)=n*Gamma(n)?

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#3 2012-12-04 09:47:56

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Re: Gamma function question

Sorry, I don't recall.

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#4 2012-12-04 10:27:29

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Re: Gamma function question

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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