From Cbits to Qbits

Here's a really excellent article (available in several formats) by the physicist N. David Mermin of Cornell. It's intended to teach computerniks just enough mathematical quantum mechanics to understand quantum computing. I now feel like I grok it myself. The "Where is ħ‽" section near the end is particularly clever.


Unknown said...

what else is used in addition to 0's and 1's?

Anonymous said...

there are not only 0's and 1's but there are also 2's, 3's and 4's.