uncertainty propagation

I started the day with a long discussion with Ana Bonaca (Harvard) about how to propagate uncertainties in Galactic gravitational potential parameters into some visualization about what we (in that context) know about the acceleration field. In principle, the acceleration field is more directly constrained (by our dynamical systems) than the potential. What we want (and it is ill-posed) is some visualization of what we know and don't know. Oddly, this conversation is a conversation about linear algebra above all else. We both admitted to each other on the call that we are both learning a lot of math in this project!

[My day ended early because: NYC Comic Con!]

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