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Quantum Computing with Silq Programming

By : Srinjoy Ganguly, Thomas Cambier
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Quantum Computing with Silq Programming

By: Srinjoy Ganguly, Thomas Cambier

Overview of this book

Quantum computing is a growing field, with many research projects focusing on programming quantum computers in the most efficient way possible. One of the biggest challenges faced with existing languages is that they work on low-level circuit model details and are not able to represent quantum programs accurately. Developed by researchers at ETH Zurich after analyzing languages including Q# and Qiskit, Silq is a high-level programming language that can be viewed as the C++ of quantum computers! Quantum Computing with Silq Programming helps you explore Silq and its intuitive and simple syntax to enable you to describe complex tasks with less code. This book will help you get to grips with the constructs of the Silq and show you how to write quantum programs with it. You’ll learn how to use Silq to program quantum algorithms to solve existing and complex tasks. Using quantum algorithms, you’ll also gain practical experience in useful applications such as quantum error correction, cryptography, and quantum machine learning. Finally, you’ll discover how to optimize the programming of quantum computers with the simple Silq. By the end of this Silq book, you’ll have mastered the features of Silq and be able to build efficient quantum applications independently.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Section 1: Essential Background and Introduction to Quantum Computing
Section 2: Challenges in Quantum Programming and Silq Programming
Section 3: Quantum Algorithms Using Silq Programming
Section 4: Applications of Quantum Computing


In this chapter, you learned about the concept of period-based algorithms and their implementation in the Silq language. You will now be able to appreciate the differences between the oracle-based algorithms covered in the previous chapters and period-based algorithms, which are unique and important classes of algorithms.

The most important fact to recognize is that the quantum algorithms, whether oracle- or period-based, are an important part of other, bigger quantum algorithms used in various industries for different applications; for example, in quantum finance, phase estimation, the QFT, and Grover's algorithm are utilized as subroutines and are a part of a large algorithm.

With all the important quantum algorithms covered, in the next chapter, we will start looking at one of the most important quantum computing applications, known as quantum error correction.