# Factorial

Polynomials

## Definition

A factorial, denoted by n!, is the product of all positive integers less than or equal to n.

## Description

The factorial function is a fundamental concept in mathematics, particularly in combinatorics, algebra, and calculus. It is denoted by n! and represents the product of all positive integers up to a given number n. Factorials are used to calculate permutations, combinations, and in various mathematical series and functions.

Understanding factorials is crucial for solving problems involving counting principles, probability, and binomial expansions. In algebra, factorials are used in polynomial expansions and in the study of sequences and series. In calculus, they appear in the coefficients of Taylor and Maclaurin series. Factorials also have applications in computer science, physics, and engineering, where they are used in algorithms, statistical models, and in the analysis of complex systems. Mastery of the factorial function is essential for advancing in mathematical studies and for solving a wide range of practical problems.

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