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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


This chapter introduced you to the developments that happened when classical computing was first developed and the challenges that were overcome. In a very similar manner, quantum computing and programming are now facing challenges that can also be overcome in time. You can now appreciate the various challenges that are faced in the low-level circuit programming for quantum computers, which are similar to the ones faced while programming classical computers. This will help you to explore more in this direction and find novel ways of solving challenges related to quantum programming.

It is also very important to note that software is just one part of quantum computing. The main challenges lie in the quantum hardware, because of which the programming of quantum computers becomes a difficult task. In the next chapter, we will discuss the Silq programming language, its features and use it to make simple quantum logic gates.