What is behind the efficiency of Quantum Computers? Quantum Physics.

So, what is it?

To explain at a very basic level, a quantum computer is a computational device that relies on the phenomena of quantum physics. By using the unusual occurrences in the quantum realm to its advantage, the computer is allowed to perform computations in a much faster and effective way.

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum physics describes how all the molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles act. …


An in-depth introduction to the basics of quantum computing, quantum vs classical, and some of the most famous quantum algorithms.

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What is Quantum Computing?

Quantum Computing is a form of computing that takes advantage of quantum mechanics to process information exponentially faster than classical computers.

Classical computers use classical bits which can consist of either a 0 or a 1 to encode information. Quantum computers, on the other hand, use quantum bits, or qubits, like photons, atoms, ions, etc. to encode information into 2 distinguishable quantum states.

Now you may be thinking, what’s the benefit of using qubits over classical bits? The answer lies in the ability of qubits to behave quantumly, specifically the quantum phenomena of superposition and entanglement.

Superposition

When a quantum system…


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What is Pi?

The constant Pi is one of the most used and widely recognized mathematical constants. Most of us are first introduced to it in elementary school and end up using it all throughout our lives. Pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.

For thousands of years, pi has been the interest of mathematicians by the likes of Archimedes, Fibonacci, Newton, and Gauss. They’ve all tried to calculate as many digits of pi as they can and applied to different mathematical areas.

“Probably no symbol in mathematics has evoked as much mystery, romanticism, misconception and human interest as…


The Bernstein–Vazirani Algorithm is just another one of the many quantum algorithms in which quantum computers outperform classical computers.

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What’s the problem?

So, let’s just say that we are given a box. Hidden in the box is a secret number. This “secret number” is represented by six bits made up of 0’s and 1’s. We need to figure out what the “secret number” is.

In more mathematical terms…


I’ve been a huge procrastinator for my entire life, and honestly, I hate it. Every single assignment, from those I have entire semesters to complete or the 90 minutes during standardized testing, I find a way to procrastinate and put it off. And each time I do this, I dig myself deeper into the habit of wasting time that I’m never going to get back.

I’ve realized that this is in no way shape or form, a healthy or even acceptable habit. I’m trying to become more aware and productive with how I spend my time, to improve my future…

Nidhi Jadhav

Hi! I’m Nidhi Jadhav. I am 16 years old and incredibly interested in new emerging technologies, like AI and Quantum Computing.

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