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The Resource Minds, machines, and the multiverse : the quest for the quantum computer, Julian Brown

Minds, machines, and the multiverse : the quest for the quantum computer, Julian Brown

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Minds, machines, and the multiverse : the quest for the quantum computer
Title
Minds, machines, and the multiverse
Title remainder
the quest for the quantum computer
Statement of responsibility
Julian Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Julian Brown's record of the quest for the Holy Grail of computing - a computer that could, in theory, take seconds to perform calculations that would take today's fastest supercomputers longer than the age of the universe - is a tale, populated by a remarkable cast of characters, including David Deutsch of Oxford University, who first announced the possibilty of computation in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of quantum mechanics; Ed Fredkin, who developed a new kind of logic gate as a true step toward universal computation; and Richard Feynman, who reasoned from the inability to model quantum mechanics on a classical computer the logical inevitability of quantum computing." "Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse details the uses for quantum computing in code breaking, for quantum computers will be able to crack many of the leading methods of protecting secret information, while offering new unbreakable codes. Quantum computers will also be able to model nuclear and subatomic reactions; offer insights into nanotechnology, teleportation, and time travel; and perhaps change the way chemists and biotechnologists design drugs and study the molecules of life. Farthest along the trail blazed by these pioneers is the ability to visualize the multiple realities of the quantum world not as a mathematical abstraction, but as a real map to a world of multiple universes." "Incorporating explanations of ion trap gates, nuclear magnetic resonance computers, quantum dots, quantum algorithms, Fourier transforms, and puzzles of quantum physics, and illustrated with dozens of diagrams, Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse offers a look at the still-unbuilt machines that, in the words of physicist Stanley Williams, "will reshape the face of science" and offer a new window into the secrets of an infinite number of potential universes."--Jacket
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DLC
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1957-
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Brown, J. R.
Dewey number
004.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.889
LC item number
.B76 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Quantum computers
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Minds, machines, and the multiverse : the quest for the quantum computer, Julian Brown
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-374) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42863297
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780684814810
Lccn
99056638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Minds, machines, and the multiverse : the quest for the quantum computer, Julian Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42863297
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
396 pages
Isbn
9780684814810
Lccn
99056638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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