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Ultimate Zero and One: Computing at the Quantum Frontier Hardcover – 22 Oct 1999

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  • Hardcover: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Copernicus; 2000 ed. edition (22 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387947698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387947693
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,199,660 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.

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white gold wielder
5.0 out of 5 starsOutstanding, but Requires Some Quantum Background.
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Massimiliano Celaschi
3.0 out of 5 starsFair computing, poor quantum
24 May 2001 - Published on
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Donald P. Galamaga
4.0 out of 5 starsExciting Intellectual Challenge!
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5.0 out of 5 starsThe ultimate Qbook
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3.0 out of 5 starsinteresting material, poor presentation
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