Questions tagged [computational-models]

For questions on theoretical models of quantum computations. Such models may be realistically 'build' in real machines, but not necessarily.

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Why can't quantum annealing be described by a gate model?

This is a question I was inspired to ask based on this question, which notes that quantum annealing is an entirely different model for computation than the usual circuit model. I've heard this before, ...
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What are the models of quantum computation?

It seems that quantum computing is often taken to mean the quantum circuit method of computation, where a register of qubits is acted on by a circuit of quantum gates and measured at the output (and ...
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