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comment Do photons gain mass when they travel through glass?
Can you answer the second part of my question, does the glass gain weight as light travels through it?
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comment Is this algorithm for simulating a quantum computer accurate?
Shor, Thanks for posting this answer. It does clear a few things up for me. It's a privilege to have a question I asked answered by someone with a name I recognize, (assuming you are the same Peter Shor).
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comment Is this algorithm for simulating a quantum computer accurate?
Thank you. You've been most helpful.
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accepted Is this algorithm for simulating a quantum computer accurate?
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comment Is this algorithm for simulating a quantum computer accurate?
Thanks, that's sort of what I expected. Could you elaborate on why it is not possible to do gate-by-gate simulation?
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comment Is this algorithm for simulating a quantum computer accurate?
I realize that this is the assumed case. I want specifics, why can't it be done as in the question?
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comment Is this algorithm for simulating a quantum computer accurate?
I suspect that it is incorrect and that I don't quite understand what happens when a qubit is measured, but I'd like to know why it is incorrect; can you provide a case where the above algorithm generates an incorrect result.
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answered Home experiments using wireless LAN or mobile phones about electromagnetism?
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comment What is the difference between a white object and a mirror?
@LifeH2O, I think the problem you have understanding is because of your concept of colour. A colour is a set of frequencies of light. When you see a green object, it's because all of the other frequencies have been absorbed by the object and only green light is re-emitted. With a white object, all frequencies of light are re-emitted. By this definition, pure mirrors are white because they re-emit all frequencies of light. With this in mind I think you may understand some of the answers a little better.
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comment What is the difference between a white object and a mirror?
@Marek, If you find you're not fastest, most full seems like a reasonable stance.