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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, you learned about the Quantum Lab Notebooks and ran a simple quantum circuit. You completed three basic functional steps: creating a quantum circuit using the Notebook and the Qiskit library, executing your circuit with a backend simulator and real device, and reviewing and visualizing your results from within the Notebook.

One thing you might have noticed is that using the Notebook with Qiskit also simplifies integrating your classical experiments with a quantum system. This has provided you with the skills and understanding to enhance your current Python experiments and run certain calculations on a quantum system, making them a hybrid classical/quantum experiment.

When the quantum calculations have completed, the results can be very easily used by your classical experiments.

Now that we are familiar with the Quantum Lab Notebooks and are able to create and execute a circuit, in the next chapter, we will start learning the basics of quantum computing...