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How much of one-way computation is Just thermodynamics?

Abstract:

In this paper we argue that one-way quantum computation can be seen as a form of phase transition with the available information about the solution of the computation being the order parameter. We draw a number of striking analogies between standard thermodynamical quantities such as energy, temperature, work, and corresponding computational quantities such as the amount of entanglement, time, potential capacity for computation, respectively. Aside from being intuitively pleasing, this pictur...

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Publisher copy:
10.1007/s10701-008-9218-0

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Hajdusek, M More by this author
Markham, D More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Journal:
FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS
Volume:
38
Issue:
6
Pages:
506-522
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1572-9516
ISSN:
0015-9018
URN:
uuid:059a3b32-8939-4fc2-860b-bab39da9b35d
Source identifiers:
158236
Local pid:
pubs:158236

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