Book description
A selfcontained treatment of the fundamentals of quantum computing
This clear, practical book takes quantum computing out of the realm of theoretical physics and teaches the fundamentals of the field to students and professionals who have not had training in quantum computing or quantum information theory, including computer scientists, programmers, electrical engineers, mathematicians, physics students, and chemists. The author cuts through the conventions of typical jargonladen physics books and instead presents the material through his unique "howto" approach and friendly, conversational style.
Readers will learn how to carry out calculations with explicit details and will gain a fundamental grasp of:
*Quantum mechanics
*Quantum computation
*Teleportation
*Quantum cryptography
*Entanglement
*Quantum algorithms
*Error correction
A number of worked examples are included so readers can see how quantum computing is done with their own eyes, while answers to similar endofchapter problems are provided for readers to check their own work as they learn to master the information.
Ideal for professionals and graduatelevel students alike, Quantum Computing Explained delivers the fundamentals of quantum computing readers need to be able to understand current research papers and go on to study more advanced quantum texts.
Table of contents
 Cover
 Halftitle
 Title page
 Copyright
 Contents
 Preface
 1 A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION THEORY
 2 QUBITS AND QUANTUM STATES

3 MATRICES AND OPERATORS
 Observables
 The Pauli Operators
 Outer Products
 The Closure Relation
 Representations of Operators Using Matrices
 Outer Products and Matrix Representations
 Matrix Representation of Operators in TwoDimensional Spaces
 Definition: The Pauli Matrices
 Hermitian, Unitary, And Normal Operators
 Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
 Spectral Decomposition
 The Trace Of An Operator
 Important Properties of the Trace
 The Expectation Value of an Operator
 Projection Operators
 POSITIVE OPERATORS
 Commutator Algebra
 The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
 Polar Decomposition and Singular Values
 The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
 Exercises
 4 TENSOR PRODUCTS
 5 THE DENSITY OPERATOR
 6 QUANTUM MEASUREMENT THEORY
 7 ENTANGLEMENT
 8 QUANTUM GATES AND CIRCUITS
 9 QUANTUM ALGORITHMS
 10 APPLICATIONS OF ENTANGLEMENT: TELEPORTATION AND SUPERDENSE CODING
 11 QUANTUM CRYPTOGRAPHY
 12 QUANTUM NOISE AND ERROR CORRECTION
 13 TOOLS OF QUANTUM INFORMATION THEORY
 14 ADIABATIC QUANTUM COMPUTATION
 15 CLUSTER STATE QUANTUM COMPUTING
 References
 Index
Product information
 Title: Quantum Computing Explained
 Author(s):
 Release date: December 2007
 Publisher(s): WileyIEEE Press
 ISBN: 9780470096994
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