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Optimization And Control Of Quantum-Mechanical Processes

  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • Vitaliy Yatsenko
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Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 11)

In the last century, society was transformed by the conscious application of modern technologies to engines of the industrial revolution. It is easy to predict that in the twenty-first century it will be quantum and biomolecular technologies that will influence all our lives. There is a sense in which quantum technology already has a profound effect (Lloyd, 1993). A large part of the national product of the industrialized countries stems from quantum mechanics. We are referring to transistors, the ‘fundamental particle’ of modern electronics. It is now that this information is found to be profoundly different, and in some cases, much more powerful than that based on classical mechanics.

In quantum computing, information is manipulated not discretely, in the classical way, as a series of zeroes and ones (bits), but as a continuous superposition (qubits) where the number of possibilities is vastly greater. In effect, many computations are performed simultaneously, and calculations that...

Keywords

Quantum System Poisson Bracket Homoclinic Orbit Stochastic Resonance Adjoint Representation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 1
  • Vitaliy Yatsenko
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial and SystemsUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleU.S.A.
  2. 2.Institute of Space ResearchNASUKyivUkraine

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