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Synopsis: In this remarkably illustrative and thoroughly accessible look at one of the most intriguing frontiers in science and computers, award-winning New York Times writer George Johnson reveals the fascinating world of quantum computing—the holy grail of super computers where the computing power of single atoms is harnassed to create machines capable of almost unimaginable calculations in the blink of an eye.
As computer chips continue to shrink in size, scientists anticipate the end of the road: A computer in which each switch is comprised of a single atom. Such a device would operate under a different set of physical laws: The laws of quantum mechanics. Johnson gently leads the curious outsider through the surprisingly simple ideas needed to understand this dream, discussing the current state of the revolution, and ultimately assessing the awesome power these machines could have to change our world.
From the Back Cover:
"George Johnson...sets a new standard in science writing." --The New York Times
"A tantalizing glimpse of how the uncertainties of quantum theory may yet be tamed for work of the highest precision."
"George Johnson, who writes about science for the New York Times, has set himself the task of deconstructing quantum computing at a level that readers of that newspaper -- and this magazine -- can understand. He has succeeded admirably...One of our most gifted science writers, Johnson is a master at bringing the reader along, giving increasingly better approximations to the truth. The book is lucid, elegant, brief -- and imbued with the excitement of this rapidly evolving field."
“There’s nothing like quantum weirdness to remind us that this world was not made with us in mind. We are lucky to have a writer like George Johnson to walk us through it. In A Shortcut Through Time, he gives us a clear, funny and very human tour of this impossible science and where it may be taking us next. I read it and I thought, At last, this computes. Terrific book.”
–Jonathan Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Beak of the Finch
Title: A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the ...
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Very Good
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