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Title: There is no (quantum mechanical physics based) quantum computer.
Description: There is no quantum computer.
Abstract: Quantum Mechanics precludes that it does not exist, furthermore it is neither phonon based nor resistivity based, therefore it must be either a misinterpretation of facts or an advertising ploy (lie).
Author: Member 15078716 or User-15043078
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Language: C, C++, and all else that use electronic computer processing.
Platform: Linux, Android, Windows, and all else that use electronic computer processing.
Technology: This is about the processing of programs.
Topic: Electronic computer processing in general.
Section High Performance Computing
SubSection > CPU
License: CPOL, Open Source for all to use.
What the article / code snippet / walk-through does,and why it's useful. State the problem it solves. This should introduce the article, not just repeat the Abstract.
The problem is that there is a term being used that grossly misrepresents an electronic computer part (the cpu) as "quantum" when it is definitely not quantum.
That misrepresentation might cause programmers to be mislead into using programming languages and/or systems that are not their best choice and thus costing them time and resources.
This article may be used to barricade programmers against a newly developed misinformation campaign, specifically "quantum" as it applies to electronic computing.
Is there any background to this article that may be useful such as an introduction to the basic ideas presented?
Plain old quantum mechanical physics that the common engineer should have both studied and learned in college.
The Article Body
I was reading; https://www.techradar.com/news/quantum-computing-forget-qubits-all-the-cool-kids-are-talking-about-qutrits-now and found a disasterously misleading article.
“Qubits are the basic building block of a quantum processor, and are so named because they represent a continuum of complex superpositions of two basic quantum states,” explains Alex Hill, Senior Quantum Systems Engineer at Rigetti.
“The power of qubits comes in part from their ability to encode significantly more information than a classical bit - an infinite set of states between 0 and 1.”
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No. Alex Hill is wrong. He is disillusioned by his (I guess) obvious lack of supportive learning. Part of what they might be dealing with are enhanced phonons which they seem to be assuming are superpositions. Natural vibrations which sometimes can be estimated (not measured) as waves occur on all surfaces and these are partially what they seem to be assuming are positional variations. "Quantum processors" do not create and do not use actual superpositions as they are described in current (up to today's date) standard college level engineering classes on quantum mechanical physics.
An example of vibrational analysis (on a much larger scale) can be observed via the timer in your computer which uses a crystal's vibration as a clock, which is not phonon vibrations but gives you a mental reference to vibrations in general as currently used in most or all electronic computers. Super-positional theory is neither crystalline vibrations (due to current) or phonon (natural surface vibrations) and if it is assumed to be then it is misapplied thereupon.
IBM's 127-qubit quantum processor (Code-named Eagle) is again, not a superposition processor. For the advertising of thus, that seems to be based upon variable resistivity which was discovered years ago and that is definitely not super-positioning. It might look like superpositioning to the unlearned, but is is not. Maybe IBM might be using "quantum" as a marketing/advertising gimmick term, and maybe they know that it misrepresents to the average CFO what they are getting, thus supporting sales, but it is not a physics definition of quantum. OK, there seem to be a lot of engineers using this site; remember studying quantum mechanics in your physics class; the "quantum processor" can not fit into quantum mechanics (at this time in history). Therefore, it must (I think) be a premeditated advertising ploy, if the originator(s) understood quantum mechanics. Until this date, I had considered IBM to be possibly the best overall in electronic computers, but if they perpetuate this lie, after reading this article, then I will have learned to doubt them.
Did I mention variable resistivity earlier? Here is a simplified explanation of how variable resistivity works: a semiconductor, upon manufacture, has an impedance to current flow; if no current is passed through that semiconductor then the impedance does not appreciatively change as it sits idle. But, when current is passed through it then it has a different impedance. That change in resistivity is to an extent set and at the next time current is applied to that semiconductor, the new current must (if measured sufficiently) account for that new impedance. But, since that semiconductor has had another separate and new passage of current it therefore has again a changed impedance. That resistivity does not, in use in electronics, nearly stay the same over time, except with a stable persistent temperature and a stable persistent current. I doubt that the thermo-tropic limits as apply to material impedence science have been mapped out for many materials at this time, but if and when it becomes a standardized result database then the CRC Press might supply a reference book for engineers and/or chemists and/or crystallography, etc. to use.
Got all that? There is a lot more, but those are some of the basics.
There is no (quantum mechanical physics based) quantum computer.
There is no quantum computer.
Further considerations and options for programmers considering the hardware that they are programming for:
There are other ways to do switching, other than common transistors and igbt's. But, it is the switching that is the basic logic block that the programmer has to consider (if they consider it), and that a computer's program (which might have started with C or C++ and a keyboard and a monitor and someone typing away, trying not to pull their hair out, and then it might have gone through a variety of compilers, etc. and later become a computer program) that has to work with. That switching is a speed limiter of the programs of the system. The binary switching. The 0 or 1. There is no 0, 1, 2, etc. It is just 0 or 1. Switch on, or switch off. With a transistor (including igbt's) there is a third input that activates that switch. And again, that activator is the result of a binary switch. It is the switch from on to off or off to on that is the lowest level common denominator in the entire process.
There is another way to switch which I have been aware of for many years, but I have never encountered its commercial use in electronic computer processing nor its publication of thus in journals, therefore I do not expect it to be currently accountable for this so-called "quantum" processing. And, yes, with pseudo-accounts I have been enquiring about it's use and have found none.
[Ed: moved to Article writing forum]
modified 7-Aug-22 14:16pm.