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Topic: Quantum computers cannot compute trancendentals?
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Quantum computers cannot compute trancendentals?
Posted: Dec 20, 2013 4:53 PM
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Quantum computers cannot compute trancendentals?
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I'm been trying to build a digital equivalent
of quantum computer but notice a curious result.

The quantum 'logic gates' I have cannot inany
shape or manner computer a trancendental number directly.
Which is a bit pathetic, since that is a high priority.

But then I notice none of the quantum computer bits
that make up our universe cannot compute
transcendental numbers either.
They at best perform integration operations which
results in an indirect computation of trancendental
numbers - e.g. charging of a capacitor by electrons.
The rising voltage function is an integral and is given by a trancendental
involving exp() function, but the make up of the capacitor
and electron filling scheme is fundamentally a quantum process.

Wherever I look, the same pattern repeats.
Each potential trancendental candidate is just an integration of
quantum fluctions - verifying never does nature directly
use trancentals in any form of quantum computing.
Reality is weird.
If true, then it is an incomprehensible result.

Why should nature have such a huge aversion to trancendentals?




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