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Document Type: | Book |
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All Authors / Contributors: |
Michael A Nielsen; Isaac L Chuang |

ISBN: | 0521635039 9780521635035 0521632358 9780521632355 |

OCLC Number: | 174527496 |

Description: | XXV, 676 S. : graph. Darst. |

Contents: | Preface; Acknowledgement; Nomenclature and notation; Part I. Fundamental Concepts: 1. Introduction and overview; 2. Introduction to quantum mechanics; 3. Introduction to computer science; Part II. Quantum Computation: 4. Quantum circuits; 5. The quantum Fourier transform and its applications; 6. Quantum search algorithms; 7. Quantum computers: physical realisation; Part III. Quantum Information: 8. Quantum noise, open quantum systems, and quantum operations; 9. Distance measurement for quantum information; 10. Quantum error-correction; 11. Entropy and information; 12. Quantum information theory; Appendix A. Notes on basic probability theory; Appendix B. Group theory; Appendix C. Approximating quantum gates: the Solvay-Kitaev theorem; Appendix D. Number theory; Appendix E. Public-key cryptography and the RSA cryptosystem; Appendix F. Proof of Lieb's theorem; References; Index. |

Responsibility: | Michael A. Nielsen & Isaac L. Chuang. |

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'... Although the field of quantum information and computation is evolving rapidly, this book was written just after the basic algorithmic and physical tools of the field had reached a standard form. and so the text contains essentially all of the material that might be covered in a course on quantum information. I used it as a textbook for an introductory course in quantum computation at my institute. At the end of the term, the class was polled on various aspects of the book. The response was uniformly positive ... a must-read for the generation of budding quantum-mechanical engineers who will build the technologies of the future.' Seth Lloyd, Nature 'Nielsen and Chuang have set a high standard.' Science '... almost colloquial ... the simple writing style is complemented by an enormous volume of information, both in the wide ranging nature of the subject matter and in the level of technical detail used to describe it.' Dave Donaghy, The Computer Bulletin '... a highly readable, thorough, and timely survey of the field of theoretical quantum information science ... probably destined to become a standard text for researchers in this still emerging, rapidly developing field ... there are quite a few books published on quantum information science, none with either the scope or depth of the Nielson-Chuang work ... The book is very well written and a pleasure to read.' Daniel V. James, Physics Today Read more...

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