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Description - Quantum Computing: The Transformative Technology of the Qubit Revolution by Brian Clegg

Computer technology has improved exponentially over the last 50 years. But the headroom for bigger and better electronic solutions is running out. Our best hope is to engage the power of quantum physics.

'Quantum algorithms' had already been written long before hardware was built. These would enable, for example, a quantum computer to exponentially speed up an information search, or to crack the mathematical trick behind internet security. However, making a quantum computer is incredibly difficult. Despite hundreds of laboratories around the world working on them, we are only just seeing them come close to 'supremacy' where they can outperform a traditional computer.

In this approachable introduction, Brian Clegg explains algorithms and their quantum counterparts, explores the physical building blocks and quantum weirdness necessary to make a quantum computer, and uncovers the capabilities of the current generation of machines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781785787072
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-May-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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