The Mathematics of Star Trek. Lecture 12: Quantum Computing. Topics. Security of RSA Thomas Young’s Light Experiment A Modern Version of Young’s Experiment Superposition Many-Worlds The Quantum Computer Applications of Quantum Computing Drawbacks to Quantum Computing.
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Lecture 12: Quantum Computing
Starting in 1799, English physician and physicist Thomas Young (1773-1829) performed a series of experiments with light, including one in which a partition with two narrow vertical slits is placed between a light source and a screen.
Young expected that there would be two bright stripes on the screen.
Instead, he found that the light fanned out from the two slits and formed a pattern of several light and dark stripes on the screen.
Handout of Young’s ExperimentThomas Young’s Double-Slit Light Experiment (cont.)