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Quantum Computing. UC Santa Cruz CMPS 10 – Introduction to Computer Science www.soe.ucsc.edu/classes/cmps010/Spring11 [email protected] 18 April 2011. DRC Students. If any student in the class requires a special accommodation for test taking or other assignment, please contact me

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quantum computing

Quantum Computing

UC Santa Cruz

CMPS 10 – Introduction to Computer Science

www.soe.ucsc.edu/classes/cmps010/Spring11

[email protected]

18 April 2011

drc students
DRC Students
  • If any student in the class requires a special accommodation for test taking or other assignment, please contact me
    • In person, or via email, [email protected]
    • If you don’t contact me, I will not know you need this accommodation
    • The DRC office no longer sends notifications out about this
homework 2
Homework #2
  • Due in class on Wednesday
  • http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/classes/cmps010/Spring11/
  • A series of questions asking you to create class models for different physical world situations (shown in photographs)
    • These are similar to the examples we have done in class
  • Other questions asking you to perform operations on basic data structures
    • E.g., push and pop on a stack; enqueue and dequeue on a queue
    • These are similar to examples shown in class notes
  • Help section
    • Tuesday, 3-5pm, Engineering 2, room 307
    • Drop-in help on this homework assignment
please see me
Please see me
  • Would the following students please see me at the end of class
    • I need email addresses to add to eCommons
    • Katherine Kupis
    • Ileena Mitra
    • Thank you!
quantum computing1
Quantum Computing
  • Instead of performing computation using bits (1 or 0), quantum computers use qubits (quantum bits)
    • A qubit can be a 0, a 1, or a superposition of both
    • I.e., it can represent multiple states simultaneously
  • Quantum algorithms have the potential to solve many complex problems much more quickly than traditional computation
    • Integer factorization
      • If possible for large numbers would defeat some cryptographic systems in current use (but not all)
    • Modeling physical and chemical systems
    • Especially modeling of quantum systems
  • A quantum computer is unable to solve problems that a Turing-compatible system can’t solve
    • So, only provides a speedup, not an improvement in what is computable
  • Suzanne Gildert talk on Quantum Computing
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyAndXYo9cA
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