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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

New Ways to Think about Bits

Classical computing is everywhere. The phone in your pocket, the laptop on your desk, and the world's fastest supercomputers use classical computing hardware. A classical computer codes everything in bits, and bits are quite simple. The rules for dealing with bits have been known since the mid-1800s. (George Boole wrote his ground-breaking work on logic in 1854). The computer hardware that manipulates bits has developed steadily since the mid-1940s.

Before you read about quantum computing, you need to have explored certain mathematical concepts. With that in mind, this chapter shows you how math applies to ordinary, classical bits.

If you’ve done any coding, you’re already familiar with the and, or, and not operators, but you may not know how to represent these operators using matrices. This chapter explores the connection between bit operations and matrices. After a tour through the math, we walk through the creation of matrices...