Feynman Lectures On Computation

Author: Richard P. Feynman

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Science

Page: 324

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When, in 1984?86, Richard P. Feynman gave his famous course on computation at the California Institute of Technology, he asked Tony Hey to adapt his lecture notes into a book. Although led by Feynman, the course also featured, as occasional guest speakers, some of the most brilliant men in science at that time, including Marvin Minsky, Charles Bennett, and John Hopfield. Although the lectures are now thirteen years old, most of the material is timeless and presents a ?Feynmanesque? overview of many standard and some not-so-standard topics in computer science such as reversible logic gates and quantum computers.

Number Theory for Computing

Author: Song Y. Yan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 435

View: 589

This book provides a good introduction to the classical elementary number theory and the modern algorithmic number theory, and their applications in computing and information technology, including computer systems design, cryptography and network security. In this second edition proofs of many theorems have been provided, further additions and corrections were made.

Feynman And Computation

Author: Anthony Hey

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 276

Richard P. Feynman made profoundly important and prescient contributions to the physics of computing, notably with his seminal articles ?There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom? and ?Simulating Physics with Computers.? These two provocative papers (both reprinted in this volume) anticipated, decades before their time, several breakthroughs that have since become fields of science in their own right, such as nanotechnology and the newest, perhaps most exciting area of physics and computer science, quantum computing.The contributors to this book are all distinguished physicists and computer scientists, and many of them were guest lecturers in Feynman's famous CalTech course on the limits of computers. they include Charles Bennett on Quantum Information Theory, Geoffrey Fox on Internetics, Norman Margolus on Crystalline Computation, and Tommaso Toffoli on the Fungibility of Computation.Both a tribute to Feynman and a new exploration of the limits of computers by some of today's most influential scientists, Feynman and Computation continues the pioneering work started by Feynman and published by him in his own Lectures on Computation. This new computation volume consists of both original chapters and reprints of classic papers by leaders in the field. Feynman and Computation will generate great interest from the scientific community and provide essential background for further work in this field.

The Computing Universe

A Journey through a Revolution

Author: Tony Hey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Computers

Page: 424

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This exciting and accessible book takes us on a journey from the early days of computers to the cutting-edge research of the present day that will shape computing in the coming decades. It introduces a fascinating cast of dreamers and inventors who brought these great technological developments into every corner of the modern world, and will open up the universe of computing to anyone who has ever wondered where his or her smartphone came from.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory

Reprint Volume with Introductory Notes for ISI TMR Network School, 12-23 July 1999, Villa Gualino, Torino, Italy

Author: Chiara Macchiavello

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: Science

Page: 517

View: 937

Quantum Entanglement Manipulation - Quantum Algorithms - Quantum Complexity - Quantum Error Correction - Quantum Channels - Entanglement Purification and Long-Distance Quantum Communication - Quantum Key Distribution - Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics - Quantum Computation with Ion Traps - Josephson Junctions and Quantum Computation - Quantum Computing in Optical Lattices - Quantum Computation and Quantum Communication with Electrons - NMR Quantum Computing.

Computing with Quantum Cats

From Colossus to Qubits

Author: John Gribbin

Publisher: Random House


Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 864

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.

Feynman's Tips on Physics

A Problem-solving Supplement to the Feynman Lectures on Physics

Author: Michael A. Gottlieb

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company


Category: Science

Page: 162

View: 948

This new volume contains four previously unpublished lectures that Feynman gave to students preparing for exams. With characteristic flair, insight and humor, Feynman discusses topics students struggle with and offers valuable tips on solving physics problems. An illuminating memoir by Matthew Sands — who originally conceivedThe Feynman Lectures on Physics— gives a fascinating insight into the history of Feynman’s lecture series and the books that followed. This book is rounded off by relevant exercises and answers by R. B. Leighton and R. E. Vogt, originally developed to accompany the Lectures on Physics.

Collision-Based Computing

Author: Andrew Adamatzky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 549

View: 395

Collision-based computing is an emerging, but fast-growing, field. It is relevant to research in a number of other topics, including the design of advanced computer architectures, theoretical computer science, computational complexity, quantum computing, and bio-molecular/optical computing. At the moment there is little published work, so this book will be a much needed overview.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 70 - Supplement 33

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 132

This is the 70th encyclopaedia of library and information science. It covers topics such as: intelligent systems for problem analysis in organizations; interactive system design; international models of school library development; lexicalization in natural language generation; and more.