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The Resource Computing with quantum cats : from Colossus to Qubits, John Gribbin

Computing with quantum cats : from Colossus to Qubits, John Gribbin

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Computing with quantum cats : from Colossus to Qubits
Title
Computing with quantum cats
Title remainder
from Colossus to Qubits
Statement of responsibility
John Gribbin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The quantum computer is no longer the stuff of science fiction. Pioneering physicists are on the brink of unlocking a new quantum universe which provides a better representation of reality than our everyday experiences and common sense ever could. The birth of quantum computers - which, like Schrodinger's famous 'dead and alive' cat, rely on entities like electrons, photons or atoms existing in two states at the same time - is set to turn the computing world on its head. In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where 'everything is real'. Looking back to Alan Turing's work on the Enigma machine and the first electronic computer, Gribbin explains how quantum theory developed to make quantum computers work in practice as well as in principle. He takes us beyond the arena of theoretical physics to explore their practical applications - from machines which learn through 'intuition' and trial and error to unhackable laptops and smartphones. And he investigates the potential for this extraordinary science to create a world where communication occurs faster than light and teleportation is possible
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Gribbin, John R
Dewey number
004.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Quantum computers
Label
Computing with quantum cats : from Colossus to Qubits, John Gribbin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051875837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780593071151
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col), ports.
Label
Computing with quantum cats : from Colossus to Qubits, John Gribbin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051875837
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780593071151
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col), ports.

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