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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


Quantum computing is an emerging cutting-edge technology that has already started having an impact on various industries, along with academia. Quantum computers have proved that significant speed-ups are possible in different kinds of algorithms over the present classical algorithms. As Moore's law comes to an end, the importance of quantum computers is increasing for various applications, including finance, chemistry, optimization, and many more. One of the major challenges that people in the quantum computing space face is related to low-level circuit programming, which restricts industry and academia from developing quantum applications for deployment.

This book will introduce you to a high-level quantum programming language – Silq. We will utilize Silq to construct quantum circuits on our own, understand and develop important quantum algorithms, and learn about some significant applications of quantum computing, such as quantum error correction, quantum cryptography, and quantum machine learning. You will be learning hands-on Silq programming to understand its unique features, such as more intuitive syntax and automatic uncomputation compared to other quantum programming languages, such as Microsoft Q#.