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Vladimir SilvaPractical Quantum Computing for Developershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4218-6_1

1. The Bizarre and Awesome World of Quantum Mechanics

Vladimir Silva1 

The story of quantum mechanics is a fable of wonder and bewilderment. It has elements of science, philosophy, religion, and dare I say magic. It’ll turn your mind upside down, and sometimes it’ll make you question the existence of an all-powerful creator out there. Even though I find its concepts difficult to grasp, I’ve always been fascinated by it. Some of the concepts presented in this chapter are hard to understand; however don’t be troubled. Nobody has been able to fully describe what this all means, not even the titans of physics fully ...

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