Quantum Mechanics and Computers

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Diana A 2L
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Quantum Mechanics and Computers

Postby Diana A 2L » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:41 pm

This question is quite off topic, but, I was curious, how are the concepts of quantum mechanics are applied to computers? Do the ideas behind quantum-computing originate from the fundamental concepts of the Quantum Theory in H-atoms? Does it go as far back to the basics as that?

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Re: Quantum Mechanics and Computers

Postby Brian_Ho_2B » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:48 pm

Modern computers rely on electronics, with electrons being a fundamental aspect. As you know, most to all electronics, especially the one you used to type this question, rely on electricity, which is the movement of electrons from one place to another. Many components of technology nowadays uses the properties of electrons in order to function, such as a transistor. Without quantum mechanics, our technology wouldn't be as advanced or as convenient as it is today.


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