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Forum: Analysis & Analytic Number Theory 2010-11-25, 14:31
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Posted By Calvin Culus
As gamma(0) is undefined, the proposal would...

As gamma(0) is undefined, the proposal would actually satisfy your "except negative integers".

Egg, face, case in point. :-)



Any idea why they eventually did settle for the z-1, instead of...
Forum: Analysis & Analytic Number Theory 2010-11-24, 14:58
Replies: 6
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Posted By Calvin Culus
Gamma function

It would be much more elegant to define gamma(z) = z!, but mathematicians prefer gamma(z) = (z-1)! and clutter a really beautiful improper integral with an awkwardly placed minus one.

Why?
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