Chapter 7: Introducing Qiskit and its Elements

In this chapter, you will learn about the Quantum Information Science Kit (Qiskit) and all its elements in order to develop and implement various quantum computing programs. Qiskit (pronounced kiss-kit) is comprised of four elements, each of which has a specific functionality and role that can be leveraged based on the areas that you wish to experiment with. These elements are Terra (Earth), Aer (Air), Ignis (Fire), and Aqua (Water). This chapter will also discuss how to contribute to the open source community and the development of each of the elements, as well as how to connect to other like-minded developers via the Qiskit community.

The following topics will be covered in this chapter:

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