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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

The wonder of quantum entanglement

Entanglement in quantum mechanics and quantum computing is one of the most fascinating phenomena in the world. Even Einstein described it as spooky action at a distance. Quantum entanglement is one of the core features of quantum computing, along with superposition and interference, and unleashes the power of quantum computing. The power of quantum computing will be discussed in Chapter 2, Quantum Bits, Quantum Measurements, and Quantum Logic Gates.

Consider two quantum systems and . These two systems are said to be entangled with each other if we cannot measure the systems individually. This means that whenever we measure this entangled system, it always happens together and therefore, the properties of one system can only be explained with reference to the other. This means that to explain the properties of system , we need the help of system as well. Only then we can fully describe them together, even if they are far apart and not interacting...