Marty Pauley

NAME

Quantum::Usrn - Square root of not.

SYNOPSIS

  use Quantum::Usrn;

  $noise = Usrn($value);
  $not_value = Usrn($noise);

DESCRIPTION

Provide the 'square root of not' function (Usrn), used by weird Quantum Physicists. Applying Usrn to a value will produce noise; applying Usrn to that noise will produce the bitwise negation of the original value.

It all sounds a bit stange, and mostly useless.

HISTORY

On Monday 26th February 2001 I went to hear Damian Conway give his talk on Quantum::Superpositions at London.pm. During the talk he described the Physics of real quamtum superpositions, and mentioned the 'square root of not' operator. After explaining its properties (see above) he said "it is unlikely that you will see this operator in Perl any time soon". Well, we all know what happens when people say things like that...

SEE ALSO

A good physics book or psychiatrist.

AUTHOR

Marty Pauley <marty@kasei.com>

COPYRIGHT

  Copyright (C) 2001  Kasei

  This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  under the terms of either:
  a) the GNU General Public License;
     either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  b) the Perl Artistic License.

  This module is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, although I
  doubt that it will be.  There is NO WARRANTY, not even the implied warranty of
  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; I can't think of any
  particular purpose that it would be fit for.