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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

Leveraging provider information

So far in this book, we have been specifying which backends to use; however, as you may recall, we have quite a few options to choose from. How can we determine which backend would be optimal to run our circuits? Take, for example, the queue time, how can we determine which backend has the least amount of jobs in the queue? How can we get the status of a job we have running in the background and get regular updates to a specific job? All these questions will be answered in this section, and thankfully for us, there are built-in features that we can use to obtain information about the backend system and the jobs running on them.

Learning about the IBM Quantum Experience components

Each time you open a new Qiskit Notebook on IBM Quantum Experience, you may have noticed that a cell is auto-generated with some standard Qiskit libraries and configuration for your account. The reason it does this is so that you can start coding right away without having...