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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Central Florida COT 6600– Quantum Computing Fall 2010 (dcm) Homework Assignment 5. – Due Monday November 21, 2010. Problem 1 (60 points) Search and then read several papers discussing the Maxwell’s Demon and the Szilard engine and restate in your own words the subtle points related to reversibility. Discuss the 1973 paper by Charles Bennett on logical reversibility of computations and his
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Unformatted text preview: 1982 review on the thermodynamics of computation. Problem 2 (40 points) Read the 1961 paper of Landauer on irreversibility and heat generation in a computational process and discuss Landauers law. Hint: References to relevant papers including the ones by Bennett and Landauer can be found in the literature section at http://www.cs.ucf.edu/ dcm/QCV2.pdf. 1...
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