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The second quantized quantum Turing machine and Kolmogorov complexity

By C. (Caroline) Rogers and Vlatko Vedral

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The Kolmogorov complexity of a physical state is the minimal physical resources required to reproduce that state. We define a second quantized quantum Turing machine and use it to define second quantized Kolmogorov complexity. There are two advantages to our approach - our measure of the second quantized Kolmogorov complexity is closer to physical reality and unlike other quantum Kolmogorov complexities, it is continuous. We give examples where the second quantized and quantum Kolmogorov complexity differ

Topics: QA, QC
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:wrap.warwick.ac.uk:30015
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