Computing with Quantum Cats

  • Filename: computing-with-quantum-cats.
  • ISBN: 9781448153909
  • Release Date: 2013-06-20
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Random House



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 Schrödinger’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.

Computing with Quantum Cats

  • Filename: computing-with-quantum-cats.
  • ISBN: 9780552779319
  • Release Date: 2015-07
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Random House



Pioneering study of the science behind quantum computing and what the new quantum reality will mean for mankind. 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 Schrödinger'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.

Computing with Quantum Cats

  • Filename: computing-with-quantum-cats.
  • ISBN: 059307114X
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Bantam Press



Experimental and theoretical physicists are currently on the brink of developing computers operating on quantum principles. Quantum computation is one of the hottest scientific topics of the decade, and it depends on manipulating quantum entities u electrons, photons or single atoms u that are in two states at the same time. This breakthrough will turn the computing world upside down u the quantum computer represents an advance as far beyond the conventional computers we use in our daily lives as these devices are beyond the abacus. Using scientific paradigms such as Schr dinger's famous 'dead and alive' cat to explain the mechanics of how quantum computers work, John Gribbin explains the extraordinary implications of these machines, taking us beyond the world of physics to their practical applications in the military and big business. In this fascinating new quantum reality, communication can occur faster than light, computers will crack codes that are currently literally uncrackable and even teleportation is possible.

Computing with Quantum Cats

  • Filename: computing-with-quantum-cats.
  • ISBN: 9781616149222
  • Release Date: 2014-03-04
  • Number of pages: 295
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books



A mind-blowing glimpse into the near future, where quantum computing will have world-transforming effects. 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 Schrödinger'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. This is an exciting insider's look at the new frontier of computer science and its revolutionary implications.

Black Bodies and Quantum Cats

  • Filename: black-bodies-and-quantum-cats.
  • ISBN: 9781101221402
  • Release Date: 2005-12-01
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Jennifer Ouellette
  • Publisher: Penguin



Physics, once known as "natural philosophy," is the most basic science, explaining the world we live in, from the largest scale down to the very, very, very smallest, and our understanding of it has changed over many centuries. In Black Bodies and Quantum Cats, science writer Jennifer Ouellette traces key developments in the field, setting descriptions of the fundamentals of physics in their historical context as well as against a broad cultural backdrop. Newton’s laws are illustrated via the film Addams Family Values, while Back to the Future demonstrates the finer points of special relativity. Poe’s "The Purloined Letter" serves to illuminate the mysterious nature of neutrinos, and Jeanette Winterson’s novel Gut Symmetries provides an elegant metaphorical framework for string theory. An enchanting and edifying read, Black Bodies and Quantum Cats shows that physics is not an arcane field of study but a profoundly human endeavor—and a fundamental part of our everyday world.

Quantum Physics in Minutes

  • Filename: quantum-physics-in-minutes.
  • ISBN: 9781786481221
  • Release Date: 2017-05-04
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Gemma Lavender
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



The fastest way to understanding quantum physics - learn about how our universe works, in minutes. Quantum physics is the most fundamental, but also the most bewildering, of sciences. Allowing for simultaneously dead-and-alive cats, teleportation, antimatter and parallel universes, it also underpins all digital technology and even life itself. But at last it's possible through this clear and compact book, illuminated with 200 simple diagrams for anyone to understand the strange and beautiful subatomic world, and hence the nature of reality itself. Contents include: inside the atom, the Higgs boson, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Schrödinger's cat, relativity, dark energy and matter, black holes, God playing dice, the Theory of Everything, the birth and fate of the Universe, string theory, quantum computing, superconductivity, quantum biology and consciousness, and much more.

Quantum Computing

  • Filename: quantum-computing.
  • ISBN: 9780262015066
  • Release Date: 2011-03-04
  • Number of pages: 372
  • Author: Eleanor G. Rieffel
  • Publisher: MIT Press



A thorough exposition of quantum computing and the underlying concepts of quantum physics, with explanations of the relevant mathematics and numerous examples.

Ultimate Zero and One

  • Filename: ultimate-zero-and-one.
  • ISBN: 0387947698
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Colin P. Williams
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Written for nonspecialists ? " Ultimate Zero and One " take the reader on a guided tour of the current developments in quantum computers, revealing fascinating capabilities of these hypothetical machines. Some highlights include : the quantum physics behind quantum computing ; breaking supposedly "unbreakable" codes ; communicating with messages that reveal eavesdropping ; teleporting quantum information to reach decisions at lightning speed ; finding needles in quantum "haystacks" ; revealing "truth" without "proof" ; simulating systems so complex they cannot even be described to a classical computer ; descriptions of first-generation quantum computers ; computing without computing ! From code breaking, to code making, and to the use of quantum mechanics to carry out true teleportation, the spin-offs from quantum computing are destined to revolutionize technology in the twenty-first century. This book explains the key ideas that will allow you to glimpse this quantum future.

Quantum Computing Since Democritus

  • Filename: quantum-computing-since-democritus.
  • ISBN: 9780521199568
  • Release Date: 2013-03-14
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Scott Aaronson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



Takes students and researchers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.

In Search Of Schrodinger s Cat

  • Filename: in-search-of-schrodinger-s-cat.
  • ISBN: 9781446423769
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Random House



Quantum theory is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no computers, no science of molecular biology, no understanding of DNA, no genetic engineering. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat tells the complete story of quantum mechanics, a truth stranger than any fiction. John Gribbin takes us step by step into an even more bizarre and fascinating place, requiring only that we approach it with an open mind. He introduces the scientists who developed quantum theory. He investigates the atom, radiation, time travel, the birth of the universe, super conductors and life itself. And in a world full of its own delights, mysteries and surprises, he searches for Schrodinger's Cat - a search for quantum reality - as he brings every reader to a clear understanding of the most important area of scientific study today - quantum physics. In Search of Schrodinger's Cat is a fascinating and delightful introduction to the strange world of the quantum - an essential element in understanding today's world.

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-quantum-computing.
  • ISBN: 9780198570004
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Phillip Kaye
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press



The authors provide an introduction to quantum computing. Aimed at advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in these disciplines, this text is illustrated with diagrams and exercises.

Erwin Schrodinger and the Quantum Revolution

  • Filename: erwin-schrodinger-and-the-quantum-revolution.
  • ISBN: 9781446465714
  • Release Date: 2012-03-29
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Random House



Erwin Schrödinger was an Austrian physicist famous for his contribution to quantum physics. He won the Nobel Prize in 1933 and is best known for his thought experiment of a cat in a box, both alive and dead at the same time, which revealed the seemingly paradoxical nature of quantum mechanics. Schrödinger was working at one of the most fertile and creative moments in the whole history of science. By the time he started university in 1906, Einstein had already published his revolutionary papers on relativity. Now the baton of scientific progress was being passed to a new generation: Werner Heisenberg, Paul Dirac, Niels Bohr, and of course, Schrödinger himself. In this riveting biography John Gribbin takes us into the heart of the quantum revolution. He tells the story of Schrödinger's surprisingly colourful life (he arrived for a position at Oxford University with both his wife and mistress). And with his trademark accessible style and popular touch, he explains the fascinating world of quantum mechanics, which underpins all of modern science.

Quantum Mechanics A Ladybird Expert Book

  • Filename: quantum-mechanics-a-ladybird-expert-book.
  • ISBN: 9781405929448
  • Release Date: 2017-01-26
  • Number of pages: 56
  • Author: Jim Al-Khalili
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Quantum Mechanics is a clear, simple and entertaining introduction to the weird, mind-bending world of the very, very small. Written by physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili, it explores all the key players, breakthroughs, controversies and unanswered questions of the quantum world. You'll discover how the sun shines, why light is both a wave and a particle, the certainty of the Uncertainty Principle, Schrodinger's Cat, Einstein's spooky action, how to build a quantum computer, and why quantum mechanics drives even its experts completely crazy. 'Jim Al-Khalili has done an admirable job of condensing the ideas of quantum physics from Max Planck to the possibilities of quantum computers into brisk, straightforward English' The Times Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. Other books currently available in the Ladybird Expert series include: · Climate Change · Evolution For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

Schrodinger s Kittens

  • Filename: schrodinger-s-kittens.
  • ISBN: 9781780225999
  • Release Date: 2012-12-31
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: John Gribbin
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



Accessible exploration of one of the most exciting areas of scientific inquiry - the nature of light. Following on from his bestseller, SCHRODINGER'S CAT, John Gribbin presents the recent dramatic improvements in experimental techniques that have enabled physicists to formulate and test new theories about the nature of light. He describes these theories not in terms of hard-to-imagine entities like spinning subnuclear particles, but in terms of the fate of two small cats, separated at a tender age and carried to opposite ends of the universe. In this way Gribbin introduces the reader to such new developments as quantum cryptography, through which unbreakable codes can be made, and goes on to possible future developments such as the idea that the ¿entanglement' of quantum particles could be a way to build a STAR TREK style teleportation machine.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

  • Filename: quantum-computation-and-quantum-information.
  • ISBN: 9781139495486
  • Release Date: 2010-12-09
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Michael A. Nielsen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.

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