cirq.protocols.pow

Returns val**factor of the given value, if defined.

Values define an extrapolation by defining a pow(self, exponent) method. Note that the method may return NotImplemented to indicate a particular extrapolation can't be done.

val The value or iterable of values to invert.
exponent The extrapolation factor. For example, if this is 0.5 and val is a gate then the caller is asking for a square root of the gate.
default Determines the fallback behavior when val doesn't have an extrapolation defined. If default is not set and that occurs, a TypeError is raised instead.

If val has a pow method that returns something besides NotImplemented, that result is returned. Otherwise, if a default value was specified, the default value is returned.

TypeError val doesn't have a pow method (or that method returned NotImplemented) and no default value was specified.