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Entangled World. The Fascination of Quantum Information and Computation. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2180185
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 312 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
In the quantum world, a particle can behave like a wave and accordingly seems to be in two places at the same time. This of course is contradictory to our daily experiences with classical particles. How then should this be understood? What happens in the transitional area between the classical world and quantum mechanics? The present book answers exciting questions like these in a way that is easy to follow and to understand and is shows that the link between these two worlds will have concrete and applied effects on our daily life in the near future. It will, for example, improve and change the conventional methods of information processing. With the help of quantum cryptography, it will be possible to communicate tap-proof. Using quantum computers we will be able to solve highly complicated problems in a very short time.
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Preface
View into the quantum world I: Fundamental phenomena and concepts
View into the quantum world II: Entanglement and its consequences
The Bohr-Einstein debate and the fundamental problem of quantum mechanics
An excursion into the quantum world
Entangled quantum systems: From wave-particle duality to single-photon sources of light
Quantum information
Quantum computers - the new generation of supercomputers?
Decoherence and the transition from quantum physics to classical physics
Quantum information processing -
Dream and realization
Quantum theory: A challeng for philosophy!
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Jürgen Audretsch University of Konstanz, Germany.
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