Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Aug 2017 23:21 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

This paper is a gentle but rigorous introduction to quantum computing intended for computer scientists. Starting from a small set of assumptions on the behavior of quantum computing devices, we analyze their main characteristics, stressing the differences with classical computers, and finally describe two well-known algorithms (Simon's algorithm and Grover's algorithm) using the formalism developed in previous sections. This paper does not touch on the physics of the devices, and therefore does not require any notion of quantum mechanics.

Some light reading before bedtime.

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RE: Worthless.
by Megol on Wed 16th Aug 2017 08:12 UTC in reply to "Worthless."
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This paper is written for mathematicians that have no clue about computers or programming.

And you have no clue about _computing_. This is the dumbest thing I've read today - and I have checked the news so this is really, really dumb!

Either show me code (preferably in assembly language) that does something that real software might actually want to do (e.g. something simple, like waiting for user to type in 2 numbers and displaying the result of adding them, or a silly bubble sort, or a function to do matrix multiplication, or code to send a query to an SQL server, or even just an industry standard "Hello World"); or admit that "quantum computing" (if it ever exists) is a worthless joke (completely unusable for all practical purposes).

This is just idiotic crap. There have been many important computers that can't wait for users to put in numbers. The idea that it somehow is a practical requirement just shows how thoroughly stupid and arrogant you are.

Learn something about computing before writing anything else please - this is embarrassing!

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