Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 School Year
Title: The Gamma Function
Speaker: Dr. Ferebee Tunno
When: Wednesday, Oct. 11, CSM 209, 3:00pm
Where: Computer Science & Mathematics Building, Room 209
The gamma function is defined by the improper integral and is an indispensable tool for engineers and statisticians. It appears in a wide variety of probability densities and can be viewed as an interpolation of the factorial function to complex numbers. This talk presents some of its main iterative properties and concludes with an application showing how it characterizes interarrival times for a traffic queue that follows a Poisson process.
Three free copies of Emil Artin’s famous monograph on the gamma function will be given away after the talk!