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Ultimate zero and one : computing at the quantum frontier

Author: Colin P Williams; Scott H Clearwater
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, ©2000.
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Quantum computing is a field that combines ideas from quantum physics and computer science to devise a remarkable kind of computer and a revolutionary approach to computing in general. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin P Williams; Scott H Clearwater
ISBN: 0387947698 9780387947693
OCLC Number: 39733447
Description: xiv, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Computing at the Edge of Nature --
Rethinking Computers --
Shrinking Technology --
A Peek Into Quantumland --
The Qubit: Ultimate Zero and One --
Are Bits Driving Us Bankrupt? --
Quantum Computing --
Tricks of the Trade --
Quantum Memory Registers --
The prepare--evolve--measure Cycle --
Quantum Gates and Quantum Circuits --
Example of a Quantum Computation --
What Can Computers Do? --
The Turing Machine --
Quantum Turing Machines --
Universality --
Computability --
Proving versus Providing Proof --
Complexity --
Searching a Quantum Phone Book --
Breaking "Unbreakable" Codes --
The Art of Concealment --
Encryption Schemes --
Public Key Cryptography --
Code Breaking on a Classical Computer --
Code Breaking on a Quantum Computer --
Example Trace of Shor's Algorithm --
The Crapshoot Universe --
The Concept of Randomness --
Uses of Random Numbers --
Does Randomness Exist in Nature? --
Pseudorandomness: The Art of Faking It --
The Plague of Correlations --
Randomness and Quantum Computers --
The Keys to Quantum Secrets --
Some Underlying Concepts --
Polarization --
Quantum Cryptography with Polarized Photons --
Working Prototypes --
Other Approaches to Quantum Cryptography --
Teleportation: The Ultimate Ticket to Ride --
Factorizable Quantum States --
Entanglement: Non-factorizable States --
Spooky Action at a Distance --
Bell's Inequality --
Locality: For Whom the Bell Tolls --
Quantum Teleportation --
Swatting Quantum Bugs --
Laissez-Faire --
Error Correction --
Fault-Tolerant Computing --
Topological Quantum Computing.
Responsibility: Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater.
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