Quantum Computing Explained / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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A self-contained treatment of the fundamentals of quantumcomputingThis clear, practical book takes quantum computing out of the realmof theoretical physics and teaches the fundamentals of the field tostudents and professionals who have not had training in quantumcomputing or quantum information theory, including computerscientists, programmers, electrical engineers, mathematicians,physics students, and chemists. The author cuts through theconventions of typical jargon-laden physics books and insteadpresents the material through his unique "how-to" approach andfriendly, conversational style.Readers will learn how to carry out calculations with explicitdetails and will gain a fundamental grasp of:*Quantum mechanics*Quantum computation*Teleportation*Quantum cryptography*Entanglement*Quantum algorithms*Error correctionA number of worked examples are included so readers can see howquantum computing is done with their own eyes, while answers tosimilar end-of-chapter problems are provided for readers to checktheir own work as they learn to master the information.Ideal for professionals and graduate-level students alike, QuantumComputing Explained delivers the fundamentals of quantum computingreaders need to be able to understand current research papers andgo on to study more advanced quantum texts.
About the Author
David McMahon currently consults as a Researcher at Sandia National Labs, where he is responsible for research in applied quantum mechanics and quantum information theory. He holds a master's degree in physics and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and mathematics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Brief Introduction to Information Theory.
Chapter 2: Qubits and Quantum States.
Chapter 3: Matrices and Operators.
Chapter 4: Tensor Products.
Chapter 5: The Density Operator.
Chapter 6: Quantum Measurement Theory.
Chapter 7: Entanglement.
Chapter 8: Quantum Gates and Circuits.
Chapter 9: Quantum Algorithms.
Chapter 10: Applications of Entanglement: Teleportation andSuperdense Coding.
Chapter 11: Quantum Cryptography.
Chapter 12: Quantum Noise and Error Correction.
Chapter 13: Tools of Quantum Information Theory.
Chapter 14. Adiabatic Quantum Computation.
Chapter 15. Cluster State Quantum Computing.