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The Resource Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos, Seth Lloyd

Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos, Seth Lloyd

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Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos
Title
Programming the universe
Title remainder
a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Seth Lloyd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is the universe actually a giant quantum computer? According to Seth Lloyd--professor of quantum-mechanical engineering at MIT and originator of the first technologically feasible design for a working quantum computer--the answer is yes. This book illuminates the professional and personal paths that led him to this remarkable conclusion. All interactions between particles in the universe, Lloyd explains, convey not only energy but also information--in other words, particles not only collide, they compute. And what is the entire universe computing, ultimately? "Its own dynamical evolution," he says. "As the computation proceeds, reality unfolds." To elucidate his theory, Lloyd examines the history of the cosmos, posing questions that in other hands might seem unfathomably complex: How much information is there in the universe? What information existed at the moment of the Big Bang and what happened to it? How do quantum mechanics and chaos theory interact to create our world? Could we attempt to re-create it on a giant quantum computer?--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Lloyd, Seth
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC174.12
LC item number
.L57 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum theory
  • Microcomputers
  • Quantum computers
Label
Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos, Seth Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-221)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chap. 3.
  • The computational universe
  • pt. Two.
  • A closer look
  • Chap. 4.
  • Information and physical systems
  • Chap. 5.
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Chap. 6.
  • Atoms at work
  • Prologue :
  • Chap. 7.
  • The universal computer
  • Chap. 8.
  • Complexity simplified
  • Personal note :
  • The consolation of information
  • The apple and the universe
  • pt. One.
  • The big picture
  • Chap. 1.
  • Introduction
  • Chap. 2.
  • Computation
Control code
60515043
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781400033867
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005050408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400040926
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Programming the universe : a quantum computer scientist takes on the cosmos, Seth Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-221)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chap. 3.
  • The computational universe
  • pt. Two.
  • A closer look
  • Chap. 4.
  • Information and physical systems
  • Chap. 5.
  • Quantum mechanics
  • Chap. 6.
  • Atoms at work
  • Prologue :
  • Chap. 7.
  • The universal computer
  • Chap. 8.
  • Complexity simplified
  • Personal note :
  • The consolation of information
  • The apple and the universe
  • pt. One.
  • The big picture
  • Chap. 1.
  • Introduction
  • Chap. 2.
  • Computation
Control code
60515043
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781400033867
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005050408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400040926
Other physical details
illustrations

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