The Physics Of A Quantum Computer Essay

1171 Words Dec 6th, 2016 5 Pages
Computers are all around us in our daily lives, from our phones to our gaming systems to even our watches. Where ever you go there is a computer, even in traffic lights. But makes computers so special in our lives, well they help us communicate with people, they help us solve algorithms, they help us make money, they are used in education and many more interesting things. Without computers in the world, most of the things happening everyday would stop. Most people know what computers are and how they work, but there is a special kind of computer that not many people in the world are aware of, that is Quantum Computers.
So, you may ask “What is a Quantum Computer?”, well a quantum computer is not an ordinary computer because of many reasons, the components, the size, performance and architecture. A quantum computer is a computer that makes use of the quantum states of subatomic particles to store information. What that actually means is instead of using transistors to store information like you would in a conventional computer a quantum computer uses atoms. A conventional computer has bits, that can store either a 1 or 0 however, in a quantum computer there are called qubits and they can also store a 1 or a 0 but also 1 and 0 at the same time and or an infinite number of values in between, that’s called a superposition. The most well know quantum computer out on the market is Google’s, which has 1,000 qu bits. An average conventional pc has 64bit cpu which can have speeds up…

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