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Quantum Computing Algorithms

By : Barry Burd
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Book Image

Quantum Computing Algorithms

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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

Combining probabilities

In the section entitled Qubits don’t plan ahead, we use rules of probability to form conclusions about entangled qubits. If you’re not familiar with these rules, this section is for you.

An outcome is one possible result from a randomly-conducted experiment. For example, you shuffle a standard, 52-card deck of playing cards. Then, you close your eyes and select one of the cards. One outcome of this experiment is that you pick the nine of hearts. Another outcome is that you pick the queen of spades. All in all, this experiment has 52 outcomes.

An event is a set of outcomes in a randomly conducted experiment. Again, pick one card from a shuffled, 52-card deck. Picking a red card is an example of an event because picking a red card means picking a card from the set of all hearts and diamonds. Picking a face card (jack, queen, or king) is another event. Picking an even-numbered card is an event. Picking either a 2 of clubs, a 10 of diamonds,...