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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

Introducing quantum programming languages

In this section, our goal is to introduce you to the classical HLL software development kits that are currently being used by researchers and industry for the programming of quantum computers. The goal here will be to briefly discuss these languages and some simple programs so that you can understand the low-level quantum programming we are doing currently by utilizing the classical HLLs. Let's start with IBM's Qiskit programming language.

The IBM Qiskit quantum programming language

IBM launched their Qiskit ( programming toolkit in March 2017 to spread more and more awareness and they have done an excellent job in providing valuable resources on various important quantum algorithms as well as their real-life practical implementations. IBM has created quantum simulators, as well as unveiling their quantum computer hardware in the cloud in 2016 so as to make it commercially available to a larger audience.