Computation Essays

  • Quantum Computer Essay

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    While creating, maintaining, and programming a quantum computer is challenging, quantum computers are able to yield results from computations that are too complex for classical computers. In order to understand the benefits and challenges one must understand what a quantum computer is; and the difference between classical and quantum computers. Classical computers use bits; a bit can be represented as either 0 or 1. Vedral states that the value of a bit in computing is determined by the electrical

  • The Mathematics of Map Coloring

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    though it has been solved by Wolfgang Haken and Kenneth Appel, both of the University of Illinois. They have used computer technology to prove the conjecture. The calculation itself goes on for about 1200 hours. The staggering length of the computation of the proof is what creates some controversy in the mathematical world. The Appel-Haken Theorem is based on numerous assumptions, “that there is an overwhelmingly great probability that their method of proof must succeed.” [3] It assumes that

  • The History of Computers

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    computing. The next so-called geek to make his way into the computing spotlight was Charles Babbage. In 1842, he developed ideas for a computer that could find the solution to a math problem. His system was rudimentary, using punch-cards in the computation; however, his ideas were far from basic. In fact, the analysis of his Analytical Engine includes fundamentals of computer programming, including data analysis, looping, and memory addressing (History). So things started rolling and in no time

  • Nano Computing and The Future of Silicon

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    We are coming to the end of advancement in traditional silicon-based computation; therefore we should utilize non-traditional silicon. While there are other alternatives, currently none of them are commercially available or developed in any realistically usable way like silicon is. Currently we have been able to successfully prototype a variety of methods for non-traditional silicon based technologies such as 3D chip stacking and multi-core processor design. This paper will discuss the benefits of

  • Turing: Concept of Computation

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    Turing: Concept of Computation Turing's analysis of the concept of computation is indisputably the foundation of computationalism, which is, in turn, the foundation of cognitive science. What is disputed is whether computationalism is explanatorily bankrupt. For Turing, all computers are digital computers and something becomes a (digital) computer just in case its 'behavior' is interpreted as implementing, executing, or satisfying some (mathematical) function 'f'. As 'computer' names a nonnatural

  • Algorithm Research - Quicksort

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    of the fundamental problems of computer science is sorting a set of items. The solutions to these problems are known as sorting algorithms and rather ironically, “the process of applying an algorithm to an input to obtain an output is called a computation” []. The quest to develop the most memory efficient and the fastest sorting algorithm has become one of the great mathematical challenges of the last half century, resulting in many tried and tested

  • The ENIAC Project: Its Significance in Computer Science and Society

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    solutions to problems which might have required months or days by older procedures. This advance, however, is not adequate for many problems encountered in modern scientific work and the present invention is intended to reduce to seconds such lengthy computations…” From the ENIAC patent (No. 3,120,606), filed 26 June 1947. When World War II broke out in 1939 the United States was severely technologically disabled. There existed almost nothing in the way of mathematical innovations that had been integrated

  • Chris Moss vs. Dr. Terry Preece and the Edgewoord Unified School District

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    district has a set of guide lines which is passed down from the state of Independence. The guide lines are better known as statutes. They state: 1. Each school shall develop proficiency standards which shall include reading comprehension, writing and computation skills in the English language, necessary to success in school and LIFE experiences. 2. The competent educator shall use or promote the use of appropriate diagnostic techniques to analyze the needs and potential of individuals. 3. Each competent

  • Feasibility Study Of The Bangus Business

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    high-quality products, the group decided to have B-MEG as the business’ supplier for the bangus feeds needed. The proceeding table illustrates the different types of commercial feeds needed, as well as, their corresponding prices and volume. The computation for the required volume of these feeds can be seen at the exhibit of the paper. Commercial feeds Price Volume B-MEG Premium Bangus Fry Mash B-MEG Premium Bangus Starter Crumble B-MEG Premium Bangus Starter Pellet B-MEG Premium Bangus Grower

  • How Technology Has Redefined Creativity?

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    For years people have wondered if our generation is getting less creative due to how much technology is advancing. People seem to never get off of their cell phones, tablets, and computers. Technology has always been advancing since the ancient Egyptians ("How Technology Has Redefined Creativity."). Time has shown people are still creative even if they have more technology. Art is another great example the creation of art didn 't stop for technology people just adapt new ways to go about it. If people

  • Computers

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    designed an electromechanical machine that used punched cards to tabulate the 1890 U.S. Census. His tabulation machine was so successful, he formed IBM to supply them. (Constable 11) The computers of those times worked with gears and mechanical computation. Unlike today¹s chip computers, the first computers were non-programmable, electromechnical machines. No one would ever confuse the limited power of those early machines with the wonder of the human brain. An example was the ENIAC, or Electronic

  • The Way of the Future for Computing

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    vision of the Oxygen Project is “in the future, computation will be freely available everywhere, like batteries and power sockets, or oxygen in the air we breathe”. ( computation will be in the human world, able to handle our goals and needs. There won’t be any need to carry personalized devices, such as phones, laptops, or etc. around with you. “Instead, “anonymous” devices, either handheld or embedded in the environment, will bring computation to us, no matter where we are or in what circumstances

  • Women Mathematicians: Why So Few?

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    compare to the male mathematical geniuses? This theory has been proven totally false on many occasions. A study by Jane M. Armstrong in 1978 showed that 13-year-old females actually performed slightly better than males on tests of mathematical computation, spatial visualization, and performance in algebra (Chipman 8). An analysis by Project TALENT in 1960 showed that males in 9th grade are slightly more mathematically inclined, but the stand... ... middle of paper ... ...1 Friend’s Support

  • Quantum Computers

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    systems is essential to harnessing the power of quantum mechanics for applications to quantum computation and quantum information (Nielsen 3). In 1982 Richard Feynmen considered simulation of quantum mechanical objects by other quantum systems. In 1985 David Deutsch wrote a crucial theoretical paper in which he described a universal quantum computer which uncovered the unusual power of quantum computation. In 1994 Peter Shore devised the first quantum algorithm that could perform efficient factorization

  • Quantum Cumputers

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    This research began looking into actually constructing a device and with the go ahead and additional funding of AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey a new member of the team was added. Peter Shor made the discovery that quantum computation can greatly speed factoring of whole numbers. It's more than just a step in micro-computing technology; it could offer insights into real world applications such as cryptography. "There is a hope at the end of the tunnel that quantum computers

  • The Ethics of Killing an Intelligent Species

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    Waves of excitement roll through the arena as walls of water pound the splash zone.  The entertainers flip and dive in response to the cheers of the crowd.  Initially, the dolphins’ smile appears to reflect the mood of the audience, when in reality, the fixated expression protects a multi-million dollar industry.  The T.V. show Flippersparked a phenomenon as dolphins became in demand for entertainment, however, their world is not one of enjoyment.  Humans are not the only species capable of deception

  • Statement of Purpose for Engineering in Computer Science

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    This adage resonates with my belief in always trying to be singular in identifying and pursuing my endeavor, I have accorded equal attention to the journey towards the goals and the eventual destination. I believe it is vital to enjoy the journey just as much as it is imperative to focus on the destination. As a so called “Y generation” kid I was initially confined with my thought of technology around only computers- nothing beats the feeling of turning on a brand new computer- be it a laptop or

  • Homeland Security Personal Statement

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    I will complete my undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with majors in both computer science and physics. I aspire to matriculate at a graduate school with a prominent quantum information department such as either the very competitive Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or the California Institute of Technology (Cal-Tech). My ultimate goal is to research quantum computing for the United States Department of Defense and/or Department of Homeland Security and

  • What Happens When Machines Become Conscious?

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    only reason computers cannot do some tasks as well as humans is that we do not have an actual understanding of how we solve the problems ourselves. He writes that, “whenever people do better than computers on some task or computers use a lot of computation to do as well as people, this demonstrates that the program designers lack understanding of the intellectual mechanisms required to do the task efficiently” (McCarthy 2004). This lack of understanding of underlying mechanisms is apparent in the

  • Catalog of DIESEL String Functions

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    Catalog of DIESEL String Functions Status retrieval, computation, and display are performed by DIESEL functions. The available functions are described in the table. Note: All functions have a limit of 10 parameters, including the function name itself. If this limit is exceeded, you get a DIESEL error message. + (addition) Returns the sum of the numbers val1, val2, ..., val9. $(+, val1 [, val2, ..., val9] ) If the current thickness is set to 5, the following DIESEL string returns 15. $(+, $(getvar