TI84 Plus CE and Casio fx3650P: Factorial of n! and (n + 1/2)!
Factorial Formulas
The factorial for any nonnegative integer n is computed by:
n! = n * (n1) * (n2) * … * 1
where 0! = 1
All scientific calculators with the factorial function will
calculate the factorial of any positive integer up to 69 (253 for calculators
with an upper limit of 10^499).
When the factorial required for numbers in the form n/2 (example: 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, and so on), the formula
is:
(n/2)! = √π * ((n/2) * (n/2 – 1) * (n/2 – 2) * … * 1/2 )
‘where 1/2! = √π/2 ≈ 0.8862269255
When n is not an integer, we usually have to rely on the
Gamma function using the relation Γ(n + 1) = n!. This will not be covered in this post.
TI84 Plus CE Program FACTHALF
The program FACTHALF accepts either n or n/2 as an input,
where n is a nonzero integer.
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Disp "N! or
(N/2)!"
Prompt X
If fPart(X/2)≠0.5
Then
X!→F
Else
X/2→F
Repeat X=0.5
X1→X
X*F→F
End
F*√(π)→F
End
Disp F
Casio fx3650P Program for (n/2)!
The program assumes that you calculating (n/2)!. Valid arguments are 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, etc.
(36 steps)
? → X: 1 → Y: Lbl 1:
XY → Y : X 1 → X: X ≠ .5 ⇒
Goto 1:
Y √π → Y
Table of Some (n/2)!
Values
0.5! = (1/2)! ≈ 0.886226925

1.5! = (3/2)! ≈ 1.329340388

2.5! = (5/2)! ≈ 3.32335097

3.5! = (7/2)! ≈ 11.6317284

4.5! = (9/2)! ≈ 52.34277778

5.5! = (11/2)! ≈ 287.8852778

Source:
“6.3.2. What Are
Variables Control Charts?” Engineering
Statistics Handbook. http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/pmc/section3/pmc32.htm
Retrieved August 24, 2017
Eddie
This blog is property of Edward Shore, 2017.