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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 three quantum computing principles used in quantum computing and quantum transportation. We created a quantum circuit and placed a qubit in superposition and an entangled state between two qubits in a quantum circuit.

We also understood the two types of interference, constructive and destructive, and learned how they are notated and represented individually as qubits by placing them in superposition to create and simulations. We also learned how to transfer state information from one person to another using quantum transportation.

You also had a sneak peek at some Qiskit development skills by leveraging some quantum gates such as the Hadamard and Control-Not gates, as well as operations such as measurements. This will prepare you for future chapters, when you will create circuits where these gates and operations are commonly used in various algorithms. This makes sense as these gates and operations represent the core quantum computing...