A Short Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

A Short Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

Michel Le Bellac


Quantum details and computation is a quickly increasing and cross-disciplinary topic. This booklet, first released in 2006, provides a self-contained creation to the sphere for physicists, mathematicians and desktop scientists who need to know extra approximately this fascinating topic. After a step by step creation to the quantum bit (qubit) and its major houses, the writer offers the required history in quantum mechanics. The center of the topic, quantum computation, is illustrated via a close remedy of 3 quantum algorithms: Deutsch, Grover and Shor. the ultimate chapters are dedicated to the actual implementation of quantum desktops, together with the latest features, resembling superconducting qubits and quantum dots, and to a brief account of quantum info. Written at a degree compatible for undergraduates in actual sciences, no past wisdom of quantum mechanics is believed, and in basic terms straightforward notions of physics are required. The ebook contains many brief routines, with suggestions on hand to teachers via solutions@cambridge.org.

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