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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


In this chapter, we covered just some of the many features included in the Terra library. We reviewed creating quantum circuits, as well as executing them on the simulator and real quantum devices. We also reviewed how to concatenate circuits so as to enable you to combine and create composite circuits, which included binding parameters to enable adjustments to various gates. Learning how to extract provider information allows you to obtain information about the various backend devices available to you.

We covered how the circuits are converted into pulses using Terra's open Pulse library and created schedules, which are programs that send pulse information via various channels down to the hardware.

In the next chapter, we will cover techniques to optimize your quantum circuits by reviewing the features available via Pass Managers and Optimizers. We'll also learn various ways to visualize your quantum circuits and monitor your jobs as they are executed on the...