Book description
You've heard that quantum computing is going to change the world. Now you can check it out for yourself. Learn how quantum computing works, and write programs that run on the IBM Q quantum computer, one of the world's first functioning quantum computers. Learn a simple way to apply quantum mechanics to computer programming. Create algorithms to solve intractable problems for classical computers, and discover how to explore the entire problem space at once to determine the optimal solution. Get your hands on the future of computing today.
Quantum computing overhauls computer science. Problems such as designing lifesaving drugs and superlarge logistics problems that have been difficult or impossible for classical computers to handle can now be solved in moments. Quantum computing makes it possible to explore all possible solutions simultaneously and determine those that work, instead of iterating through each possibility sequentially. Work with quantum computers directly, instead of talking about them theoretically.
Discover a new visual way of looking at quantum bits that makes quantum computing intuitive for computer programmers. Master the special properties that make them different, and more powerful, than classical bits. Control quantum bits with gates and create circuits to model complex problems. Write programs that run on real quantum machines to solve problems that classical computers struggle with. Dive into quantum optimization and cryptography.
Get a head start on the technology that will drive computer science into the future.
What You Need:
Access to the IBM quantum computer, via any internet connection
Publisher resources
Table of contents
 Preface
 1. Hello Quantum
 2. Goodbye Mr. Bits—From Classical to Quantum Bits
 3. Elementary, My Dear Watson—Quantum Logic
 4. All Together Now—Quantum Superposition
 5. Beam Me Up, Scotty—Quantum Tagging and Entangling
 6. Designer Genes—Custom Quantum States
 7. Small Step for Man—Single Qubit Programs
 8. Giant Leap for Mankind—MultiQubit Programs
 9. Alice in Quantumland—Quantum Cryptography
 10. Quantum Search
 11. Where to Go from Here
 A1. Mathematical Review
 A2. From Qubelets to the Bloch Sphere
 A3. Quantum Mechanics with Qubelets

A4. Solutions to Exercises
 Quantum Bits Solutions
 Quantum Logic Gates Solutions
 Quantum Superposition Solutions
 Quantum Tagging and Entangling Solutions
 Custom Quantum States Solutions
 Single Qubit Programs Solutions
 MultiQubit Programs Solutions
 Quantum Cryptography Solutions
 Quantum Search Solutions
 Where to Go from Here Solutions
 Bibliography
Product information
 Title: Quantum Computing
 Author(s):
 Release date: August 2020
 Publisher(s): Pragmatic Bookshelf
 ISBN: 9781680507201
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