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Comprehend the mysteries—and the amazing potential—of quantum computing
Quantum computing has the promise to be the next huge thing in technology. How do we know that? Look at how much the big players in tech are investing in the technology. Quantum Computing For Dummies preps you for the amazing changes that are coming with the world of computing built on the phenomena of quantum mechanics. Need to know what is it and how does it work? This easytounderstand book breaks it down and answers your most pressing questions. Get a better understanding of how quantum computing is revolutionizing networking, data management, cryptography, and artificial intelligence in ways that would have previously been unthinkable. With a Dummies guide by your side, you’ll get a primer on the inner workings and practical applications of quantum computers.
 Learn the difference binary and quantum computers
 Discover which industries will be most influenced by quantum computing
 See how quantum improves encryption and enables business
 Take a look at how quantum is applied in big data and AI
For technologists and IT pros interested in getting on board the quantum train—plus anyone who’s quantumcurious—this Dummies guide is a musthave.
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Copyright
 Introduction

Part 1: The Power of Quantum Computing
 Chapter 1: Quantum Computing Boot Camp
 Chapter 2: Looking Back to Early and Classical Computing
 Chapter 3: Examining the Roots of Quantum Computing

Chapter 4: Introducing Quantum Technology 1.0
 Finding Lasers at the Cutting Edge
 Studying Quantum Mechanics After 1930
 Speeding the Race for Solar Cells (1890s)
 Eyeing Electron Microscopes (1931, 1965, and 1981)
 Optimizing the Transistor (1947)
 Telling Time with Atomic Clocks (1955)
 Heating Up Masers and Lasers (1953 and 1960)
 Scanning for NMR and MRI Devices (1977)
 Assessing the Effects of Quantum Technology 1.0
 Chapter 5: Unveiling Quantum Computing
 Chapter 6: Quantum Computing Accelerates
 Part 2: Quantum Computing Options

Part 3: Getting Entangled with Quantum Computing

Chapter 12: Programming a Quantum Computer
 Figuring Out What We Are Doing
 Figuring Out How to Do It
 Getting Down to the BASICs
 Writing the Requirements for a Quantum Program
 Thinking Like a Developer
 Setting Up a Development Environment
 Finding Where to Get Your Quantum On
 Singing QAOAooooo
 Breaking Down a Quantum Algorithm
 Asking Where Do We Go Now?

Chapter 13: Quantum Computing Applications
 Thinking in Triplicate
 Cracking Cryptography with Quantum
 Finding Waldo in a Sea of Striped Hats
 Grabbing That Cash
 Insuring That Quantum Makes Its Mark
 Making the World Go Round with Logistics
 Dreaming of Machines Learning
 Searching for the New Oil in Quantum
 Making Materialism Matter
 Simulating Our Way to Better Health
 Finding New Pharmaceuticals
 Forecasting Future Fog

Chapter 14: Quantum Computing Algorithms
 Mapping Quantum Computing Algorithms to Applications
 Understanding the Basics of Quantum Algorithms
 Visiting the Quantum Zoo
 Finding New Kinds of Time
 Starting with the DeutschJozsa Algorithm
 Making Shor Quantum Computing Will Be Big
 Searching with Grover
 Using the Quantum Phase Estimation Algorithm
 Applying Simon's Algorithm
 Implementing the Quantum Fourier Transform (QFT) Algorithm
 Stepping into Vaidman's Quantum Zeno Effect
 Getting Linear with the HHL Algorithm
 Solving and Simulating with QAOA
 Getting Grounded with VQE
 Assessing Additional Algorithms
 Identifying What’s Ahead
 Chapter 15: Cloud Access Options
 Chapter 16: Educational Resources

Chapter 12: Programming a Quantum Computer

Part 4: The Part of Tens

Chapter 17: Ten Myths Surrounding Quantum Computing
 Myth 1: Quantum Computing Won't Be Commercially Available for 10–15 Years
 Myth 2: A Qubit Can Be a 0 and a 1 at the Same Time
 Myth 3: Quantum Computers Will Replace Classical Computers
 Myth 4: Only a Physicist Can Program Quantum Computers
 Myth 5: Quantum Computers Will Soon Solve All Classical Computer Problems
 Myth 6: We Should All “Shut Up and Calculate”
 Myth 7: Soon There Will Be Only a Small Number of Quantum Hardware Companies
 Myth 8: Quantum Companies Have All the Talent They Need to Grow the Industry
 Myth 9: Quantum Computing Will Destroy Data Encryption
 Myth 10: QuantumSafe Cryptography Provides Complete Data Security

Chapter 18: Ten Tech Questions Answered
 Will Quantum Technology Find Its Way into a Consumer Product?
 Is the Quantum Realm Real? Will AntMan Save Our World?
 How Do You Explain Quantum Computing to a Dummy?
 Where Is the Quantum Computing Field Going?
 When Will Quantum Computing Become Commercially Practical?
 What Is the Coolest Application of Quantum Computing?
 Where Will Quantum Computing Be the Most Disruptive?
 How Long Until Shor's Algorithm Breaks RSA?
 How Can You Use Quantum Computing in Manufacturing?
 Where Is the Overlap Between Quantum Computing and AI/ML?

Chapter 19: Ten Business Questions Answered
 How Can I Evaluate the Market for a New Company, Product, or Service?
 How Do I Evaluate My Employer’s Need to Be an Early Adopter (or Not)?
 What Roles and Jobs Are Needed in the Current Stage of Development?
 What Background Is Needed to Learn Quantum Computer Coding?
 What Advice Can You Give to FirstTimers?
 What University Programs Would You Recommend?
 Who Is the Current Leading Developer of Quantum Computing?
 What Should I Do if I Have an Idea for a Startup?
 What Habits Have Helped You in Your Career?
 What Are Your Biggest Lessons Learned?
 Chapter 20: Ten University Research Programs

Chapter 17: Ten Myths Surrounding Quantum Computing
 Index
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Product information
 Title: Quantum Computing For Dummies
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 Release date: September 2023
 Publisher(s): For Dummies
 ISBN: 9781119933908
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