Bohr-Mollerup theorem

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2020 Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 33B15 [MSN][ZBL]

The gamma-function on the positive real axis is the unique positive, logarithmically convex function $f$ such that $f(1)=1$ and $f(x+1) = xf(x)$ for all $x$.


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This article was adapted from an original article by M. Hazewinkel (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article