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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, we discussed the quantum bit and its various basis representations in detail. In addition to that, we learned about the Bloch sphere visualization of a single qubit as well as the various quantum logic gates, which will be extremely useful as we move forward with the coding aspects of quantum computing. This chapter primarily helps us understand the value of knowing the things at work under the hood in various programming platforms.

In all the programming platforms, you will never be required to code these quantum gates from the very beginning, but it is always important to know the functioning and mathematical descriptions of the gates. They will help you to create new quantum algorithms in the near future, and now you have acquired the skills to construct and manipulate these gates using their mathematical descriptions.

With the basics of quantum gates and bits covered, let's move multiple qubit operations and multi qubit quantum logic gates in...