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quantum computing

January 3, 2010

Quantum computing is an interesting application of the principles of quantum mechanics that has the potential to revolutionize the field of computing and computer science, and it dominated my interest during my first few years studying physics. This paper, written for an introductory quantum mechanics course at Swarthmore college tought by John Townsend, is intended as a brief introduction to the field of quantum computing and should be accessible to anyone with a familiarity of basic linear algebra and wave mechanics. PDF

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  1. Fr. John Rickert permalink
    November 1, 2012 12:36 pm

    I did a quick search on the net but didn’t find an answer, so I thought I would take a shortcut and ask here. Question: Can the 2-slit experiment itself be considered a case of “self-entanglement”? If we measure an electron as having passed through slit A it “automatically and instantly” is the case that it did not pass through B. But if no measurement is made, the state remains entangled with itself. — Would it be valid to say this?

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