Chapter 2: Quantum States, Operations, and Measurements

This chapter covers the basic mathematics that is required to understand the subsequent chapters. We will use Python as a tool for understanding the mathematical concepts covered in this chapter.

We will start with a brief introduction to linear algebra, which forms the basis of quantum information processing. Then we will provide a brief history of quantum mechanics, and link this to the definition of a qubit. Finally, we will cover the quantum operations; both unitary operations and quantum measurements (which are non-unitary).

We will cover the following main topics in this chapter:

  • An introduction to linear algebra
  • Exploring the history of quantum information processing
  • Understanding ...

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