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Vladimir SilvaPractical Quantum Computing for Developershttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4218-6_2

2. Quantum Computing: Bending the Fabric of Reality Itself

Vladimir Silva1 

Semiconductors have come a long way since the days of the vacuum tube. It is hard to believe that the transistor today is around 14 nanometers in size (i.e., close to a molecule). In this chapter you will learn about the origins of quantum computing starting with the fate of the transistor. It seems that the semiconductor process and the transistor are in a collision course with the laws of physics. Next, an in-depth look at the basic component of a quantum computer: the qubit including the strange effects of superposition, entanglement, ...

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