quantum computing


quantum computing
Experimental method of computing that makes use of quantum-mechanical phenomena.

It incorporates quantum theory and the uncertainty principle. Quantum computers would allow a bit to store a value of 0 and 1 simultaneously. They could pursue multiple lines of inquiry simultaneously, with the final output dependent on the interference pattern generated by the various calculations. See also DNA computing, quantum mechanics.

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