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Quantum Computing Algorithms

By : Barry Burd
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Book Image

Quantum Computing Algorithms

5 (1)
By: Barry Burd

Overview of this book

Navigate the quantum computing spectrum with this book, bridging the gap between abstract, math-heavy texts and math-avoidant beginner guides. Unlike intermediate-level books that often leave gaps in comprehension, this all-encompassing guide offers the missing links you need to truly understand the subject. Balancing intuition and rigor, this book empowers you to become a master of quantum algorithms. No longer confined to canned examples, you'll acquire the skills necessary to craft your own quantum code. Quantum Computing Algorithms is organized into four sections to build your expertise progressively. The first section lays the foundation with essential quantum concepts, ensuring that you grasp qubits, their representation, and their transformations. Moving to quantum algorithms, the second section focuses on pivotal algorithms — specifically, quantum key distribution and teleportation. The third section demonstrates the transformative power of algorithms that outpace classical computation and makes way for the fourth section, helping you to expand your horizons by exploring alternative quantum computing models. By the end of this book, quantum algorithms will cease to be mystifying as you make this knowledge your asset and enter a new era of computation, where you have the power to shape the code of reality.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
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Part 1 Nuts and Bolts
Part 2 Making Qubits Work for You
Part 3 Quantum Computing Algorithms
Part 4 Beyond Gate-Based Quantum Computing

How long does it take to find what you need?

After moving from one town to another, you have 64 unlabeled boxes. One of the boxes contains your coffee pot, and you desperately need a cup of coffee. You line up the boxes in no particular order and open the first box in line. No luck. If your coffee pot were in that box, you’d have seen it right away.

You open the second box, then the third, and then the fourth. Still, no luck. If your worst fear comes true, you won’t find the pot until you’ve opened the 64th box. But chances are, the coffee pot is somewhere in the middle of the line – maybe the 32nd box. That’s still not encouraging.

What if you could turn your search into a computer programming problem? Instead of opening boxes, you search an unordered list for the words “coffee pot”? If the list has 64 elements, you may have to check all 64 items. On average, you’ll check about half of those items – roughly 32 of...