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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

Understanding the assembly language

The development of High-Level Languages (HLLs) was carried out during the twentieth century. Before these HLLs came into existence, some architecture-specific languages were developed to program the early microprocessors that carried out various operations. Programming is giving certain instructions to the computer to achieve a particular task and to let the computer handle repetitive tasks.

During the early development of classical computers, researchers were gaining more knowledge about the hardware and architecture details of the computer, and consequently, they created languages that were more architecture-specific or low-level. They are called low-level because the level of abstraction between these languages and the machine language (binary representation) is low. One of the early languages developed was the assembly language, which was based on the architecture of microprocessors. Before the assembly language, the machine code was used...