# What quantum algorithms outperform classical computation and how do they do it ? BY

@inproceedings{BAcon2010WhatQA, title={What quantum algorithms outperform classical computation and how do they do it ? BY}, author={BY DAVe BAcon and W. V. Dam}, year={2010} }

notion of the algorithm—the quantum algorithm—whose computational power appears to be fundamentally more efficient at carrying out certain tasks than algorithms written for today’s, nonquantum, computers. Could this possibly be true: that there is a more fundamental notion of algorithmic efficiency for computers built from quantum components? And, if this is true, what exactly is the power of these quantum algorithms? The shot that rang round the computational world announcing the arrival of… Expand

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