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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 some of the many quantum algorithms that employ common techniques that are used in a variety of other quantum algorithms.

The goal of this chapter was to explore each of them systematically so you can have a good combination of understanding of the problem each algorithm is solving. Also, now you have an understanding of how to implement them on both a simulator and a quantum computer. The topics here are, of course, foundational and oracle-based, although the techniques are commonly found in many other quantum algorithms.

In the next chapter, we will step away from the oracle-based foundational algorithms and look at another form of algorithm that solves similar problems. However, rather than using phases to identify the solution, it will instead leverage periodicity, which is primarily why they are called periodic algorithms.