QUANTUM COMPUTING - AN INTRODUCTION (01)

Updated: May 9


Quantum Mechanics- you might have come across this word if you are a deep physics lover.

Don't worry, we might not go very deep into this, for now, we will just go for the basics


First of all, you need to know, there is no specific definition of quantum mechanics, but you may say, it is basically the study of matter and light on the scale of atomic and subatomic particles. It attempts to describe and account for the properties of molecules and atoms and their constituents—electrons, protons, neutrons, and more other particles such as quarks and gluons. These properties include the interactions of the particles with one another and with electromagnetic radiation (i.e., light, X-rays, and gamma rays).


But, wait, why do we study it?

The study of quantum mechanics is rewarding for several reasons-

First, it illustrates the essential methodology of physics. Second, it has been enormously successful in giving correct results in practically every situation to which it has been applied.

But, you must know that Quantum Mechanics deals with objects from the so-called microworld and that these microworld constituents do not follow any rule of classical physics; and thereby it is totally different from classical physics.



Across this field of quantum mechanics, you may come across some very terrifying equations and some very peculiar phenomena, but you need not be scared of it; slowly and gradually, you will cope with this.

Richard Feynman, one of the greatest contributors to Quantum Mechanics, once said:

"I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics"


This was all about Quantum Mechanics; Go on to the next blog where we will relate Quantum Mechanics with Computer Science -- "Quantum Computing"