The Webinar on Let’s Talk About HUMONGOUS Numbers took place on Thursday, October 15th, 2020 from 2 pm until 3 pm, with Dr. Rita Jimenez, Researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), as our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.
The invited speaker started the virtual event by asking how many ways can we accommodate N letters without repeating them. Dr. Rita Jimenez then defined the factorial of a number and analyzed how fast this function grows by comparing it to other known functions like the exponential function, the polynomial function and the logarithmic function. The speaker also explained how we can estimate the factorial of a number using Stirling’s formula.