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Learn Quantum Computing with Python and IBM Quantum Experience

By : Robert Loredo
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Learn Quantum Computing with Python and IBM Quantum Experience

By: Robert Loredo

Overview of this book

IBM Quantum Experience is a platform that enables developers to learn the basics of quantum computing by allowing them to run experiments on a quantum computing simulator and a real quantum computer. This book will explain the basic principles of quantum mechanics, the principles involved in quantum computing, and the implementation of quantum algorithms and experiments on IBM's quantum processors. You will start working with simple programs that illustrate quantum computing principles and slowly work your way up to more complex programs and algorithms that leverage quantum computing. As you build on your knowledge, you’ll understand the functionality of IBM Quantum Experience and the various resources it offers. Furthermore, you’ll not only learn the differences between the various quantum computers but also the various simulators available. Later, you’ll explore the basics of quantum computing, quantum volume, and a few basic algorithms, all while optimally using the resources available on IBM Quantum Experience. By the end of this book, you'll learn how to build quantum programs on your own and have gained practical quantum computing skills that you can apply to your business.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Section 1: Tour of the IBM Quantum Experience (QX)
Section 2: Basics of Quantum Computing
Section 3: Algorithms, Noise, and Other Strange Things in Quantum World
Appendix A: Resources

Getting support from the Qiskit community

The Qiskit community is a global group of developers, researchers, and pretty much anyone who is curious about quantum computing who come together, collaborate, and support each other to help build knowledge across all community members. It is also used keep everyone up to speed on the latest in quantum research, education, events, and updates.

In this section, you will learn about the community, its many programs, and how you can contribute and become a Qiskit Advocate. Qiskit Advocates are members of the Qiskit community who have passed a rigorous exam, have made many contributions to the Qiskit community, and who have helped many others along the way. Let's start by introducing you to the community itself.

Introducing the Qiskit community

Ever since Qiskit was first deployed as an open source project, the open source community has contributed so many features and enhancements that it has only improved over time. The development...