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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

Creating a quantum circuit using Quantum Lab Notebooks

Quantum Lab Notebooks provided to you via the IBM Quantum Experience platform will help you generate robust experiments that allow you to create quantum circuits and integrate those circuits with classical experiments or applications. Quantum Lab Notebooks generally contain a set of cells that you can use to write, test, and run your code in each cell individually.

You can also include Markdown language in the cells to capture any notes or non-code content, to help keep track of your learning or project. In this section, we will recreate the same quantum circuit you completed in Chapter 2, Circuit Composer – Creating a Quantum Circuit, only this time you will be using the Qiskit Notebook. So, let's get started!

Launching a Notebook from the Quantum Lab

To create a quantum circuit, let's start by launching the Quantum Lab Notebook from the Quantum Lab view. From the left panel under Tools, select Quantum...