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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

Technical requirements

In this chapter, some basic knowledge of programming is required, and some Python development is preferred. If you are familiar with other Notebook applications such as Jupyter Notebook then you may want to peruse this chapter, as most of the content here might be familiar to you.

We will not be using much Python-specific code here yet, but there will be some Qiskit code to help get you started in understanding and using the Qiskit Notebook. Here, I will cover the Qiskit basics as we go along, but rest assured we will have plenty of time in Chapter 7, Introducing Qiskit and Its Elements to review the many functions and features of Qiskit. Here is the source code used throughout this book:

Here is the link for the CiA videos: