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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 Silq and its special features

In Chapter 5, Challenges in Quantum Computer Programming, you saw the significance of a high-level programming language for a classical case and we discussed the problems we face with today's quantum programming languages, which rely on a low-level circuit programming-based model. To tackle all the disadvantages that we discussed, the Silq programming language was introduced, which solves most of the problems that today's low-level quantum programmers face. This section will give you an introduction to the Silq language and its various features. Let's now dive into the cutting-edge, high-level programming language for quantum computing – Silq – in the next section.

Introducing Silq

The Silq programming language for quantum programming was introduced at the Programming Language and Design Implementation (PLDI) conference in London in June 2020. Silq is a high-level programming language for quantum computing...