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Ultimate Zero and One

Computing at the Quantum Frontier

  • Authors
  • Colin P. Williams
  • Scott H. Clearwater

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 1-21
  3. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 23-43
  4. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 45-88
  5. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 89-116
  6. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 117-141
  7. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 143-156
  8. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 157-172
  9. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 173-190
  10. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 191-215
  11. Colin P. Williams, Scott H. Clearwater
    Pages 217-232
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-250

About this book

Introduction

As miniaturization deepens, and nanotechnology and its machines become more prevalent in the real world, the need to consider using quantum mechanical concepts to perform various tasks in computation increases. Such talks include: the teleporting of information, breaking heretofore "unbreakable" codes, communicating with messages that betray eavesdropping, and the generation of random munbers. To date, there has been no book written which applies quantum physics to the basic operations of a computer. This one does, thus presenting us with the ideal vehicle for explaining the complexities of quantum mechanics to students, researchers and computer engineers, alike, as they prepare to design and create the computing and information delivery systems for the future. Both authors have solid backgrounds in the subject matter at the theoretical and research level, as well as experience on a more practical plane. While also intended for use as a text for senior/grad level students in computer science/physics/engineering, this book has its primary use as an up-to-date reference work in the emerging interdisciplinary field of quantum computing. It does require knowledge of calculus and familiarity with the concept of the Turing machine.

Keywords

Computer Public Key algorithm algorithms calculus complexity computer science cryptography design logic quantum computer quantum mechanics

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