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Reversible Computing: Fundamentals, Quantum Computing, and Applications

Reversible Computing: Fundamentals, Quantum Computing, and Applications

Alexis De Vos

ISBN: 978-3-527-63399-9

Nov 2010

261 pages

Description

Written by one of the few top internationally recognized experts in the field, this book concentrates on those topics that will remain fundamental, such as low power computing, reversible programming languages, and applications in thermodynamics. It describes reversible computing from various points of view: Boolean algebra, group theory, logic circuits, low-power electronics, communication, software, quantum computing. It is this multidisciplinary approach that makes it unique.
Backed by numerous examples, this is useful for all levels of the scientific and academic community, from undergraduates to established academics.
1 Boolean algebra
2 Group theory
3 Reversible computing
4 Low-power computing
5 Analog computing
6 Computing modulo 2b
7 Quantum computing
8 Reversible programming languages
APPENDICES
A The number of linear reversible gates
B Bounds for the q -factorial
C A theorem about universal reversible gates
D Optimal syntheses
E A remarkable theorem from combinatorics
F Micro and macro entropy
"It describes reversible computing from various points of view: Boolean algebra, group theory, logic circuits, low-power electronics, communication, software, quantum computing. It is this multidisciplinary approach that makes it unique." (Storage, 15 February 2011)