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Quantum Computing presentation ideas

  1. Nov 16, 2015 #1
    Hey everyone,

    I'm sorry if this is not the right place to ask this, but here it goes:

    I have to do a presentation on a topic on quantum computing.

    Does anyone know any cool doable topics? We have been working through Ballentine's quantum mechanics book, to give you an idea of the level.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2015 #2
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  4. Nov 21, 2015 #3

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    What is the current state-of-the-art in terms of a real quantum computer? Eg. how is Google's quantum computing group coming along?

    http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~martinisgroup/

    Incidentally, Ballentine is not a good book for quantum mechanics, as it does not give the axioms of the subject correctly. I would recommend a standard text such as Nielsen and Chuang's "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information".
     
  5. Nov 22, 2015 #4
    thanks for the suggestion. Do you mean that it's not a good book for quantum computing or do you actually mean quantum mechanics ? I liked the book so far
     
  6. Nov 22, 2015 #5

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    Ballentine is not a good book for the axioms of quantum mechanics, in particular Chapter 9 is very misleading. When compared to a standard text like Nielsen and Chuang, Ballentine lacks the state reduction postulate, colloquially called the "collapse of the wave function".
     
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