# Preface

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 device. This book will explain the basic principles of quantum computing, along with one principle of quantum mechanics, entanglement, and the implementation of quantum algorithms and experiments on IBM's quantum processors.

This book provides you with a step-by-step introduction to quantum computing using the **IBM Quantum Experience** platform. You will learn how to build quantum programs on your own, discover early use cases in your business, and help to get your company equipped with quantum computing skills.

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 advanced quantum computing algorithms. As you build on your knowledge, you'll understand the functionality of the IBM Quantum Experience and the various resources it offers.

We'll explore quantum computing principles such as superposition, entanglement, and interference, then we'll become familiar with the contents and layout of the IBM Quantum Experience dashboard.

Then, we'll understand quantum gates and how they operate on qubits and discover the **Quantum Information Science Kit** (**Qiskit**) and its elements such as Terra and Aer.

We'll then get to grips with quantum algorithms such as Deutsch-Jozsa, Simon, Grover, and Shor's algorithms, and then visualize how to create a quantum circuit and run the algorithms on any of the available quantum computers hosted on the IBM Quantum Experience.

Furthermore, you'll learn the differences between the various quantum computers and the different types of simulators available. Later, you'll explore the basics of quantum hardware, pulse scheduling, quantum volume, and how to analyze and optimize your quantum circuits, all while using the resources available on the IBM Quantum Experience.

By the end of this book, you'll have learned how to build quantum programs on your own and will have gained practical quantum computing skills that you can apply to your research or industry.