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Unfortunately, the short references and unclear points made in the book could only add to the reader's confusion.
The author has attempted to write a semi-popular text on quantum computation suitable for the reader with little knowledge of quantum physics.
This book is clearly written by a physics professor who doesn't spend much time talking to people who haven't studied physics.
Timely reading with ongoing US and Swiss quantum computing research currently newsworthy due to NSA wanting fast processors to break codes in the war on terrorism.Published 15 months ago by j bryan
poorly written. i'm talking about the author's use of English; extremely confusing. and that's before we even get to the jargon.Published on February 26, 2009 by O
This book does not take you through quantum computing in any logical way. The author does not explain where he is going with his lengthy examples in each section. Read morePublished on August 13, 2006 by R. Lazarovits
Mathematics was invented for a reason, and the avoidance of even simple mathematics makes this book near unintelligible. Read morePublished on September 3, 2005 by A. Shiekh
One of the most glib and inaccessible treatments of the subject I've encountered. You're much better off with something like Julian Brown's "Minds, Machines, and the... Read morePublished on April 6, 2002 by Derek N. Warr
This is a decent book for someone trying to get and overview of how quantum computing works. The author seems to get bogged down in the details, however. Read morePublished on July 17, 2000
Gerard's book, is somewhat aimed at an audience well above its actual content. Its slightly advanced setting is probably better placed in a higher level forum than that of a... Read morePublished on May 22, 1999