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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

Quantum simulation

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could move current through materials with no resistance at all? The implications for the world’s energy needs would be enormous. We could deliver energy to homes with no loss along the way. Batteries would be able to store their charges for indefinite amounts of time.

In fact, we have created electricity with no resistance, but the only materials that we know can do this require temperatures near absolute zero. The energy we need to cool these materials to very low temperatures far outweighs the benefits we’d gain in any widely used applications. So, for now, our techniques for dealing with electricity involve lots of wasteful energy loss.

The holy grail for electricity would be a high-temperature superconductor – a kind of material that conducts electricity with no resistance at temperatures that are practical for everyday use. We know a lot about the physics behind superconductivity. We have a formula...