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  James Stirling - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
JAMES STIRLING (1692-1770), Scottish mathematician, third son of Archibald Stirling of Garden, and grandson of Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir (Lord Garden, a lord of session), was born at Garden, Stirlingshire, in 1692.
At eighteen years of age he went to Oxford, where, chiefly through the influence of the earl of Mar, he was nominated (1711) one of Bishop Warner's exhibitioners at Balliol.
4d., was for a silver tea-kettle to be presented to "James Stirling, mathematician, for his service, pains, and trouble in surveying the river towards deepening it by locks." Stirling died in Edinburgh on the 5th of December 1770.
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 Clan Stirling Online! Bios Article
James was their third son and he was born on the family estate at Garden, about 20 km west of the Scottish town of Stirling.
Newton proposed Stirling for a fellowship of the Royal Society of London and, on 3 November 1726, Stirling was elected.
Stirling achieved his aim of becoming a teacher in London when he was appointed to William Watt's Academy in Little Tower Street, Covent Garden, London which was one of the most successful schools in London; and, although he had to borrow money to pay for the mathematical instruments he needed.
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 James Stirling (mathematician) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other persons with this same name, see James Stirling.
James Stirling (April 22, 1692–December 5, 1770) was an important Scottish mathematician.
The Stirling numbers and Stirling's formula are named after him.
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 Stirling biography
Tweddle [James Stirling: this about series and such things (Edinburgh, 1988).',3)" onmouseover="window.status='Click to see reference';return true">3] notes that a student with the name 'James Stirling' matriculated at the University of Edinburgh on 24 March 1710, did not graduate, and has a signature which is similar to that of the mathematician.
Newton proposed Stirling for a fellowship of the
Certainly Stirling was considered that leading British expert on the subject for the next few years by all including Maclaurin and Simpson who went on to make major contributions themselves.
www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk /Biographies/Stirling.html   (2698 words)

  
 James Stirling - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about James Stirling
Scottish mathematician and engineer, best known for his formula approximating n! and for the so-called Stirling numbers that occur in many combinatorial problems.
Stirling was born near Stirling in Scotland and travelled to Oxford in 1710 to begin studying there.
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 James Stirling Biography | scit_04123_package.xml
Stirling also published a treatise on convergent series that helped to develop methods of calculating their sums more accurately and efficiently.
Stirling's work on mathematical interpolation was also influential, as was his major work, Methodus Differentialis.
In addition to these accomplishments, Stirling produced important work showing the shape of the Earth to be an oblate spheroid rather than a perfect sphere.
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In 1730 his most important work was published, the Methodus differentialis, sive traclatus de summa-/lone el interpolatione serierum infinitarum (4to, London), which, it must be noted, is something more than an expansion of the paper of 1718.
See W. Fraser, The Stirlings of Keir, and their Family Papers, (Edinburgh, 1858) ; " Modern History of Leadhills," in Gentleman's Magazine (June, 18B3); Brewster, Memoirs of Sir Isaac Newton, ii.
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 Overview of James Stirling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Born in Garden (Stirling), son of a Jacobite, who had been accused of treason and arrested when James was 17.
In 1746, Stirling was considered as the successor to Colin Maclaurin (1698 - 1746) in Edinburgh, but his support for the Jacobites, who had occupied the city the previous year, meant this was politically impossible.
Stirling's other interests were gravity and the shape of the earth, supporting Newton's view that it is an oblate spheroid.
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 Illustration of the Central Limit Theorem
De Moivre was a superb mathematician who fled the renewed persecution of Protestants after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
James Stirling discovered that B is equal to √2π.
The use of Stirling's formula for the factorial, which apparently was essentially discovered by de Moivre, gives the result found by de Moivre.
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 JAMES STIRLING (1692-1... - Online Information article about JAMES STIRLING (1692-1...
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James Stirling, mathematician, for his service, pains, and trouble in See also:
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 James Stirling
Scottish mathematician, third son of Archibald Stirling of Garden, and grandson of Sir Archibald Stirling of Keir (Lord Garden, a lord of session), was born at Garden, Stirlingshire, in 1692.
In 1730 his most important work was published, the Methodus differentialis, sive tractatus de summatione et interpolatione serierum infinitarum (4to, London), which, it must be noted, is something more than an expansion of the paper of 1718.
The accounts of the city of Glasgow for 1752 show that the very first installment of ten millions sterling spent in making Glasgow a seaport, viz, a sum of £28, 4s.
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 James Stirling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Stirling (Australian governor) (1791–1865), Admiral Sir James Stirling, Governor of Western Australia and Naval Captain
James Stirling (academic), Professor of Mathematical Sciences and Physics, University of Durham.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same human name.
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 Clinton Goveas :: Wikipedia Reference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
August 22 - James Cook claims the eastern coast of New Holland (Australia) for Great Britain.
Joseph Priestley, British chemist, recommends the use of a rubber to remove pencil marks.
December 5 - James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (b.
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 History: December 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
James Christie, founder of the famous auctioneers, holds his first sale in London.
James Stirling, Scottish mathematician; Formula of Stirling, at 78.
President James Polk confirms the discovery of gold in California, leading to the 'gold rush' of 1848 and 1849.
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 James Stirling
James Stirling (April 22, 1692 - 1770) was an important Scottish mathematician.
On Stirling at University of St Andrews' pages: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Stirling.html
Sir James Stirling was the governor of Western Australia in the 1830s.
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 Pascal's Triangle - Stirling numbers
to indicate the Stirling numbers of the first and second kinds, named for 18th Century mathematician James Stirling (1692-1770).
Just as in Concrete Mathematics, we will talk about the second kind of Stirling numbers first because the question is a little simpler.
Usually, the curly brackets {} refer to sets in math, so using these brackets for the Stirling numbers of the second kind is a good mnemonic.
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 Stirling Coat of Arms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Stirling.
It is a name for someone who lived in the town of Stirling in the county of the same name.
First found in Stirlingshire where they were seated at Stirling from very early times, some say, well before the Norman Conquest.
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 Amazon.com: "methodus differentialis": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
James Stirling's Methodus Differentialis: An Annotated Translation of Stirling's Text (Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) by Ian Tweddle
In a supplement to this work De Moivre included some results that appeared also in the Methodus differentialis of James Stirling (1692-1770), published in the same year as the Miscellanea analytica.
is the well-known `Stirling approximation', which James Stirling (1692-1770) published to the first eight terms in his most important work Methodus Differentialis of 1730.
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 Clan Stirling Online! Bookstore Item
For the first time in over 140 years the book "The Stirlings of Keir" by William Fraser is available for purchase.
The print run is currently scheduled for the beginning of November to allow ample time to make this the best Christmas present any Stirling Researcher could have.
CHAPTER III From Sir Archibald Stirling son of Sir James to James Stirling of Keir
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 dgreenlaw1660timeline
1692 James Stirling born - Mathematician and surveyor
1717 John Campbell (1st Earl of Breadalbane) died - Descended from the Campbells of Glenorchy, Breadalbane was a supporter of William of Orange and the expulsion of King James VII (1633 - 1701)
1766 James Sandy born - Inventor of the invisible hinge
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Factorials start out reasonably small but grow extremely rapidly.
A famous approximation, named after the Scottish mathematician James Stirling (1692-1770), can be used in a computer to approximate
To calculate an exact value, there is no shortcut formula; all of the multiplications must be done explicitly.
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 Science Fair Projects - James Stirling
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Admiral Sir James Stirling, Governor of Western Australia in the 1830s and signatory of the first British treaty with Japan in 1854.
For other meanings of Stirling, see Stirling (disambiguation).
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 Project D06 - Stirling's Formula
In this project, you will study a formula used to approximate n!.
The formula is named after the Scottish mathematician James Stirling, though it may have been known earlier to the English mathematician de Moivre.
Use Stirling's formula in each of the following problems.
faculty.prairiestate.edu /skifowit/htdocs/projects/d06.htm   (207 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "James Worster": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
The trouble began in August 1859 when James Worster and George W. Young complained to French that the Lake Village Dam had overflowed their property.3 The Lake Company's dam...
The mob was led by a man named James Worster,...
Experimental philosophers like Hodgson and the two Francis Hauksbees, uncle and nephew, Whiston, Desaguliers, James Stirling the mathematician, and James Worster at Thomas Watt's Academy were only a few of the entrepreneurial crowd who made a...
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 On Serlio's Construction of Ovals by Paul Rosin for the Nexus Network Journal vol.2 no.3 July 2000
We found that Serlio's constructions do reasonably well, but are certainly not the closest to the ellipse (although of course this may not reflect their aesthetic qualities).
For instance, a construction by James Simpson (based on a method by the famous mathematician James Stirling) does uniformly well and is generally superior.
Nevertheless, some simple extensions made by the author of Serlio's constructions mostly perform poorly.
www.maths.tcd.ie /EMIS/journals/NNJ/N2000-Rosin.html   (567 words)

  
 James Stirling sculptors and architects information
James StirlingThere are four '''James Stirling'''s: * James Stirling (mathematician) (1692 - 1770) * James Stirling (architect) (1926 - 1992) * Admiral Sir James Stirling (Australian governor)James Stirling, Governor of Western Australia in the 1830s and signatory of the first British treaty with Japan in 1854.
* James Hutchison Stirling (1820-1909), British (Scottish) philosopher.
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 TB Stumper Answers: 28 January 2000 - Stumper 100!
Big factorials can be approximated by Stirling's formula, named after the 18th century Scottish mathematician James Stirling.
It's a startling formula that uses the two most-used transcendental numbers in a problem that doesn't have anything to do with either!
Maybe Graybear used Stirling's approximation to figure his answer, but my calculator can't figure that without overflow either.
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