Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

ISBN-10: 0521635039
ISBN-13: 9780521635035
Edition: 2000
List price: $106.00
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Description: This is an introduction to the main ideas and techniques of the field of quantum computation and quantum information. It asks the question: what are the ultimate physical limits to computation and communication?

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Book details

List price: $106.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/23/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 700
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

This is an introduction to the main ideas and techniques of the field of quantum computation and quantum information. It asks the question: what are the ultimate physical limits to computation and communication?

Isaac Chuang is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, jointly appointed in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in Physics. He leads the quanta research group at the Center for Ultracold Atoms, in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, which seeks to understand and create information technology and intelligence from the fundamental building blocks of physical systems, atoms and molecules.

Michael Nielsen is one of the pioneers of quantum computing. He is an essayist, speaker, and advocate of open science. He lives in Toronto.

Preface
Acknowledgement
Nomenclature and notation
Fundamental Concepts
Introduction and overview
Introduction to quantum mechanics
Introduction to computer science
Quantum Computation
Quantum circuits
The quantum Fourier transform and its applications
Quantum search algorithms
Quantum computers: physical realisation
Quantum Information
Quantum noise, open quantum systems, and quantum operations
Distance measurement for quantum information
Quantum error-correction
Entropy and information
Quantum information theory
Notes on basic probability theory
Group theory
Approximating quantum gates: the S�lvay-Kitaev theorem
Number theory
Public-key cryptography and the RSA cryptosystem
Proof of Lieb's theorem
References
Index

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