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Author:Ivars Peterson - Science News Online
Description: Computer scientist Lov K. Grover of AT&T Bell Laboratories has found an an algorithm that relies on quantum mechanical principles that significantly speeds up the process of identifying a particular item in an unsorted list. Whereas the best possible conventional method of searching the 100,000 entries in a small city's telephone directory requires an average of 50,000 steps, the new method takes only 100 tries...

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Computer Science, Quantum Theory

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