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Foundations of Physics

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 507–531 | Cite as

Quantum mechanical computers

  • Richard P. Feynman
Part VI. Invited Papers Dedicated To John Archibald Wheeler

Abstract

The physical limitations, due to quantum mechanics, on the functioning of computers are analyzed.

Keywords

Quantum Mechanic Physical Limitation Mechanical Computer Quantum Mechanical Computer 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard P. Feynman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena

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