Quantum computing – UPSC

Quantum Computing:
  • Quantum computer is computer design which uses principles of quantum physics to increase computational power beyond attainable limits of traditional computer.
  • It employs complex principles of quantum mechanics to store information in ‘qubits’ (quantum bit) instead of the typical binary ‘bits’ of 1 and 0.
  • Qubit is two-state quantum-mechanical system, such as the polarization of a single photon (either vertical polarization or horizontal polarization).
  • Qubit allows for far greater flexibility than the binary system.
  • It works faster because of way such circuits are designed and can do intensive number-crunching tasks much more efficiently than the fastest comparable computers.
  • For instance, quantum computer require 3.5 million fewer steps to sort billion numbers compared to traditional machine and it can find the solution in only 31,623 steps.
  • Quantum Computing help in solving complex computing physics problems, which were earlier not possible on traditional computers.

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