Quantum Computing 101
Always a good time to either learn or to review just what quantum computing is about, where it is headed, and just how malleable the way-forward may be. The full work covers a lot of area in a short span. Because Quantum is Coming. Qubit.
Quantum Computing: A Revolution in Computing is On the Way
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+ The era of quantum mechanics started in 1990 when Max Planck put forward the theory that everything is made up of small particles, which he called quanta. Quantum physics is related to that part of physics that studies small ‘waves’, in order to study the behaviour of matter and energy. The word quantum means ‘how much’ in Latin. In quantum physics, the entire universe is a series of predictions or possibilities. Matter can move from one place to another, and the state of one particle is dependent on that of others, which places a constraint on every other particle — this is called entanglement.
Quantum computing is the use of quantum-mechanical phenomena such as entanglement and superposition to perform computation. It can help solve tough challenges and certain computational problems much faster than classic computing architectures.
+ Quantum computing operates on the rules of quantum mechanics, such as superposition and entanglement. It can help solve tough challenges and certain computational problems much faster than classic computing architectures. Quantum computers are devices that perform quantum computing. The characteristics and principles of quantum physics are used in processing data, and these are based on the laws of mechanics.
+ The quantum computing technology landscape. There are many leading organisations working on quantum computing (QC). IBM, Microsoft, Alibaba, D-Wave Systems, Google, Nokia, Fujitsu and Intel continue to work and compete with each other in this field. As the research in QC matures, these companies are working rigorously to deliver seamless data encryption, real conversations with AI, and better financial modelling through quantum technology.
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