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1. ### A How to solve this integral? (something to do with a beta distribution?)

Again thank you very much. Sorry for my mistake.
2. ### A How to solve this integral? (something to do with a beta distribution?)

If I enter the values ##a_{1}\, = \, 0.7##, ##a_{0}\, = \, 0.4##, ##c_{1}\, = \, 0.9##, ##c_{0}\, = \, 0.5## and ##M\, = \,7## in $$\int_{0}^{M}\!{y}^{{\frac {c_{0}}{a_{0}}}} \left( M-y \right) ^{{\frac {Mc_{1}}{a_{1}}}}\,{\rm d}y$$ I get ## 17939559.61##. If I enter the same values...
3. ### A Identification of a probability density function

Support: ##x \in (0, \infty)##.

22. ### Where is this function larger then zero?

I do not know how to proceed.
23. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

@Dale You can distinguish two types of why questions within a science: questions that can or cannot be answered with the current state of affairs and questions that can or cannot be answered by that science in principle. I was talking about why questions of the latter type.
24. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

Dale you said: "In general, science can only answer 'why' questions by appeal to theory, and in the case of 'why' questions about assumptions of theories only by appeal to a more fundamental theory." I can't say how I agree with you. You have formulated it beautifully.
25. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

Dale, you said: "Science is notoriously bad at answering “why” questions for the assumptions of our fundamental theories." One of the assumptions of Newton's Mechanics was the assumption of the existence of something like gravity. People asked him: what is gravity and where does it come from...
26. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

weirdoguy On Wikipedia in the Article Four causes you can read: Aristotle held that there were four kinds of answers to "why" questions (in Physics II, 3, and Metaphysics V, 2): Matter, Form, Agent and End of purpose and of course I did not mean an End of purpose answer with my why-question .
27. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

Perok I totally agree with what you said with "It's not as black and white as that." and further. That is also exactly my opinion of how science works.
28. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

Perok Your last answer: Probably the simplest way is to derive the relativistic expressions for energy ... seems very promising to me. I'm going to take a good look at it. Thanks a lot.
29. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

weirdoguy said: Yes, and that answer leads to other questions of the "why?" type. And at some point, our answer has to be "because that's the way Universe works". That was the point. Again I say: that is nonsense, because that would mean that we would no longer ask questions and that is the...
30. ### I Why is the speed of light absolute?

BvU said "Ours is not to reason why." I do not agree with such an answer. If someone asks: why does the moon have different phases then we all know the answer and it is nonsense to say: Ours is not to reason why.