Mathematician with a programming habit. Theoretical interests are logic and computing. Applied interests are machine learning and decentralized economics.

Oct 27, 2018 · 1 min read

As you mentioned Landauer’s principal , I think because of that the quantum computer’s processors…

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Hmm, you may be right. I would assume that the low temperature is to keep the qubits from being influenced by their environment. But minimizing computational energy might be equivalent to minimizing the probability of external interaction with the system. That’s just me guessing, however.

Again, I’m really no QC expert or even physicist for that matter.

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Oct 25, 2018 · 1 min read

“When there are 100 people, the number of operations is still 1.

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It’s confusing because it’s incorrect. Quantum computers *do not* perform parallel computation. Performing that many computations, according the laws of physics as we know it (see Landauer’s Principle), would consume more energy than the mass of the sun.

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Aug 27, 2018 · 1 min read

I’m quite rusty, and this was never my field, but it isn’t immediately obvious why you get the…

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So the transition operator in the continuous time case might be thought of as a matrix of differentials. Instead of *s *mapping to *Ts*, it instead maps to *Tsdt*. Then we can integrate over the time domain to get the total change.

I was actually a bit concerned about the notation I used, as it isn’t clear that the probability distribution/density is a function of time.

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