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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

Chapter 4: Understanding Basic Quantum Computing Principles

Quantum computing, particularly its algorithms, leverage three quantum computing principles, namely, superposition, entanglement, and interference. In this chapter, we'll review each of these so that we can understand what each provides, the effect it has on each qubit, and how to represent them using the quantum gate sets provided to us. As a bonus, we will also create a quantum teleportation circuit that will leverage two of the three quantum computing principles to teleport an unknown state from one person to another.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

  • Introducing quantum computing
  • Understanding superposition
  • Understanding entanglement
  • Learning about the effects of interference between qubits
  • Creating a quantum teleportation circuit

This chapter will focus on the three main quantum computing principles that will help you better understand how they are used in the...