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Quest for the Quantum Computer - Brown

Quest for the Quantum Computer

By: Brown

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Published: 1st August 2001
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Taking readers to the cutting edge of physics, mathematics, and computer science, Julian Brown tells the dramatic story of the groundbreaking efforts to create a fundamentally new kind of computer that would be astronomically more powerful than today's machines. In 1998, a team of researchers announced they had produced the world's first quantum computer in a cup of chloroform. In fascinating, fully accessible detail, Brown explains the ideas that led up to this accomplishment and explores the mind-stretching implications of this leap into the bizarre world of quantum physics. "The Quest for the Quantum Computer" is a riveting look at what promises to be one of the most important scientific and technological ideas of the twenty-first century.

Lynn Yarris San Jose Mercury News Exciting and educational...a road map for the future. Paul Davies author of The Fifth Miracle A masterful piece of scientific exposition. Ed Hinds New Scientist A fascinating and entertaining read from start to finish.

Foreword
Late-Night Quantum Thoughts Life in Other Universes
The Quantum AI Experiment
Exploring Hilbert Space
The End of Moore?s Law?
From Bill Gates to Quantum Gates
The Hunter-Gatherers Take a Quantum Leap
God, the Universe, and the Reversible Computer The Computer That Just CoastsShannon?s Information Theory
The Puzzle of Maxwell?s Demon
Much Ado About kTLandauer?s Principle
The Reversible Computer
Reversibility and the Laws of Physics
Is the Universe a Computer?
The Fredkin Gate
The Billiard Ball Computer
The God GameLow-Energy Computing
The Logic of the Quantum Conspiracy Feynman?s U-Turn
Journey Into the Quantum Realm
Strange Correlations
The EPR PuzzleDesigner Hamiltonians
A Matter of Interpretation
The Case for Many Universes
The Universal Quantum Computer
The Turing Principle
Quantum Parallelism The New Paradigm
The Meaning of Superposition
Counting on the Qubits
The Square Root of NOT
Rotations in Quantum Space
Controlled-NOT and the Toffoli Gate
Playing the Markets with a Quantum Computer
Turbocharged Algorithms
Tractability vs. Intractability
The Traveling Salesman Problem
Does P Equal NP?
Consulting the Oracle
Code Breaking and the Shor Algorithm The Problem of Factorization
Secret CodesPublic-Key Cryptography
How Diffie-Hellman Works
The RSA AlogrithmHow RSA Works
Cryptography and the Real World
The Challenge of RSA-129
Factoring by E-Mail
Factorization Takes a Quantum Leap
Heat, Sound, and Fourier Series
Light, Music, and Fourier Transforms
The Quantum FFT
Privacy Lost, Privacy Regained Messages from Across the Quantum Channel
All About Eve
Dial Q for QubitsQuantum Clones and Counterfeit Coins
How to Send a Quantum Valentine
The Rise and Fall of Quantum Bit Commitment
Cryptography by Entanglement
Quantum CompressionBeam Me Up, Atom by Atom
How to Build a Quantum Computer Going Universal
Two-Bit Processors
The Polymer Machine
The Trouble with Decoherence
Trapping the Atom
Flying Qubits
The Doctors of Spin
How Useful Is NMR Quantum Computation?
Connecting the Quantum Dots
Runners in the Quantum Race
Quantum Error Correction and Other Algorithms Processing in the Dark
Democracy Among the Qubits
Three-Bit Quantum Error Correction
How Does Quantum Error Correction Scale?
Crossing the Error Threshold
Creating the GHZ State
Take a Ride on the Universal Quantum Simulator
Searching a Quantum Phone Directory
Amadeus and the Quantum Complexity Puzzle
The Shape of Quantum Circuits to Come
Visions of the Quantum Age A Quantum Computing Road Map
Nanotechnology and the Singularity
DNA Computing
Clones, Consciousness, and the Indivisible Soul
Quantum Gravity and the Measurement Problem
Is the Brain a Quantum Computer?
Why Is the Universe Comprehensible?
Trading Histories for Universes
Are Decoherent Histories the Answer?
The Quantum Universe and the Omega Point
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780684870045
ISBN-10: 0684870045
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.41