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Old 13th September, 2005, 09:33 AM
Aedan Aedan is offline
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Originally Posted by Kaitain
In a conventional computer, you have at each gate a 0 and a 1. In a quantum computer, you have either a 0, or a 1, or one of two possible "maybes".
The number of maybes depends on how well you can 'measure' the state of the bits. Of course, you then run into Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, making it difficult to encode any information.
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