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A shortcut through time : the path to a quantum computer

Author: George Johnson
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
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The author combines the latest advances in mathematics and physics with groundbreaking computer science to examine the possibility for the development of the quantum computer, a breakthrough that could allow a shortcut through time.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Johnson
ISBN: 0375411933 9780375411939
OCLC Number: 488405769
Description: xv, 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Simple electric brain machines and how to make them" --
Tinkertoy logic --
Playing with mirrors --
A shortcut through time --
Shor's algorithm --
Breaking the code --
Invisible machines --
Counting with atoms --
Quantum secrecy --
The hardest problem in the universe.
Responsibility: George Johnson.

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The author combines the latest advances in mathematics and physics with groundbreaking computer science to examine the possibility for the development of the quantum computer, a breakthrough that could allow a shortcut through time.

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