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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

Appendix A: Resources

In addition to this book, there are many other resources available that you can leverage to get a deeper understanding of quantum computing and where to find the latest research. This appendix will include a non-exhaustive list of resources that will provide you with more details on the latest technological advances so you can put what you learned in this book into practice on the IBM Quantum Experience:

  • The Qiskit Community: The website for this community is This is where you can find out about joining the Qiskit community as a Qiskit Advocate, or find out about upcoming events that you can join or even host yourself. There are meetups, hackathons, Qiskit camps, and many other events are listed where you can meet with other quantum developers and researchers, and expand your learning by collaborating with others.
  • The Qiskit documentation: The link for the full documentation is This is...