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Short Introduction to Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

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ISBN-10: 0521860563

ISBN-13: 9780521860567

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michel Le Bellac

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Quantum information and computation is a rapidly expanding and cross-disciplinary subject. This book gives a self-contained introduction to the field for physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists who want to know more about this exciting subject. After a step-by-step introduction to the quantum bit (qubit) and its main properties, the author presents the necessary background in quantum mechanics. The core of the subject, quantum computation, is illustrated by a detailed treatment of three quantum algorithms: Deutsch, Grover and Shor. The final chapters are devoted to the physical implementation of quantum computers, including the most recent aspects, such as superconducting qubits…    
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List price: $99.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 178
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

What is a qubit?
The polarization of light
Photon polarization
Mathematical formulation: the qubit
Principles of quantum mechanics
Quantum cryptography
Further reading
Manipulating qubits
The Bloch sphere, spin 1/2
Dynamical evolution
Manipulating qubits: Rabi oscillations
Principles of NMR and MRI
Further reading
Quantum correlations
Two-qubit states
The state operator (or density operator)
The quantum no-cloning theorem
The Bell inequalities
Further reading
Introduction to quantum computing
General remarks
Reversible calculation
Quantum logic gates
The Deutsch algorithm
Generalization to n + m qubits
The Grover search algorithm
The quantum Fourier transform
The period of a function
Classical algorithms and quantum algorithms
Further reading
Physical realizations
NMR as a quantum computer
Trapped ions
Superconducting qubits
Quantum dots
Further reading
Quantum information
Shannon entropy
von Neumann entropy
Quantum error correction
Further reading