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Quantum Chemistry and Computing for the Curious

By : Keeper L. Sharkey, Alain Chancé
Book Image

Quantum Chemistry and Computing for the Curious

By: Keeper L. Sharkey, Alain Chancé

Overview of this book

Explore quantum chemical concepts and the postulates of quantum mechanics in a modern fashion, with the intent to see how chemistry and computing intertwine. Along the way you’ll relate these concepts to quantum information theory and computation. We build a framework of computational tools that lead you through traditional computational methods and straight to the forefront of exciting opportunities. These opportunities will rely on achieving next-generation accuracy by going further than the standard approximations such as beyond Born-Oppenheimer calculations. Discover how leveraging quantum chemistry and computing is a key enabler for overcoming major challenges in the broader chemical industry. The skills that you will learn can be utilized to solve new-age business needs that specifically hinge on quantum chemistry
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
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Chapter 8: References
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Chapter 9:Glossary
Appendix B: Leveraging Jupyter Notebooks on the Cloud
Appendix C: Trademarks

Questions

Please test your understanding of the concepts presented in this chapter with the corresponding Google Colab notebook:

  1. Does the variational theorem apply to excited states?
  2. True or False: The Metropolis-Hastings method is a way to approximate integration over spatial coordinates.
  3. True or False: VQE is only a quantum computing algorithm and does not require the use of classical computing.