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Complex Numbers


Our ultimate goal is to explain, simply, how the classical idea of a bit -- something that can have a value of only zero or one -- may be extended to a quantum system. Because quantum mechanics uses "complex numbers", it is natural to start there...

Quantum Bits


The quantum analog of a two valued sytem gives rise to the idea of a quantum bit, also known as a qubit.

Orion and Mars


Sometime ago, NASA launched its Orion rocket, with the goal of sending man to Mars. A cost and benefit analysis is interesting...

Magic of Reality Review


A review of Dawkins' work that he wrote for a younger audience. A careful analysis of Dawkins' work is given. Dawkins' book utlimately turned out to be a missed opportunity for Dawkins.