Entangled World: The Fascination of Quantum Information and Computation

Entangled World: The Fascination of Quantum Information and Computation

Editor(s): Jürgen Audretsch

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

Print ISBN: 9783527404704

Online ISBN: 9783527619092

DOI: 10.1002/9783527619092

About this Book

In the quantum world, a particle can behave like a wave and accordingly seems to be in two places at the same time. This of course is contradictory to our daily experiences with classical particles. How then should this be understood? What happens in the transitional area between the classical world and quantum mechanics? The present book answers exciting questions like these in a way that is easy to follow and to understand and is shows that the link between these two worlds will have concrete and applied effects on our daily life in the near future. It will, for example, improve and change the conventional methods of information processing. With the help of quantum cryptography, it will be possible to communicate tap-proof. Using quantum computers we will be able to solve highly complicated problems in a very short time.

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