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||Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction,
Eleanor Rieffel & Wolfgang Polak,
(MIT University Press 2011).
Clearly describe the building blocks of quantum computing.
Apply tools of quantum computing to manipulate qubits.
Clearly describe the fundamental hardware used to realize
Clearly describe the purpose and realization of quantum gates.
Use the concept of quantum entanglement to develop quantum
Clearly describe the techniques of quantum error correction and
Build quantum algorithms using IBM Qiskit.
Quantum building blocks
Multiple qubit systems
- the quantum mechanics of photon polarization
- single quantum bits
- single qubit measurement
- quantum key distribution
- state space of a single qubit system
Measurement of multiple qubit systems
- quantum state spaces
- entangled states
- multi-qubit measurement
- quantum key distribution with entangled states
Quantum state transformations
- Dirac notation for linear transformations
- projection operators for measurement
- Hermitian operator formalism
- EPR paradox and Bell's theorem
- unitary transformations
- simple quantum gates
- application of simple gates
- unitary transformations as circuits
- universal gates
Robust quantum computation
- quantum Fourier transform
- Shor's algorithm
- Grover's algorithm
- other quantum algorithms
- quantum error correction
- fault tolerance
- robust quantum computing
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