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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

Transmitting bits and qubits

Imagine a computer with no networking capabilities. You can compose a document, but you can’t send it anywhere. You can’t visit websites. You can’t send or receive messages. If your computer runs a commercial application, you can’t access new data without plugging in a thumb drive. No doubt about it. Networking is important.

Quantum networking is the transmission of qubit states from one device to another. This transmission opens up new possibilities. Here are some examples:

  • The BB84 algorithm covered in Chapter 5 involves the exchange of a randomly generated sequence of qubits. This requires a network that supports the transmission of qubit states.
  • Today’s cloud computing is endlessly scalable, and fast, reliable network communication makes cloud computing possible. When computers pool resources, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. A network of quantum computers would offer mind-boggling possibilities...