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Mathematics of quantum computing : an introduction

Author: W Scherer
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook presents the elementary aspects of quantum computing in a mathematical form. It is intended as core or supplementary reading for physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists taking a first course on quantum computing. It starts by introducing the basic mathematics required for quantum mechanics, and then goes on to present, in detail, the notions of quantum mechanics, entanglement, quantum  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W Scherer
ISBN: 9783030123581 3030123588
OCLC Number: 1128094497
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Basic Notions of Quantum Mechanics --
Tensor Products and Composite Systems --
Entanglement --
Quantum Gates and Circuits for Elementary Calculations --
On the Use of Entanglement --
Error Correction --
Adiabatic Quantum Computing --
Epilogue Appendices: A Elementary Probability Theory --
B Elementary Arithmetic Operations --
C LANDAU Symbols --
D Modular Arithmetic --
E Continued Fractions --
F Some Group Theory --
G Proof of a Quantum Adiabatic Theorem --
Solutions to Exercises.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Scherer.

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This textbook presents the elementary aspects of quantum computing in a mathematical form. It is intended as core or supplementary reading for physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists taking a first course on quantum computing. It starts by introducing the basic mathematics required for quantum mechanics, and then goes on to present, in detail, the notions of quantum mechanics, entanglement, quantum gates, and quantum algorithms, of which Shor's factorisation and Grover's search algorithm are discussed extensively. In addition, the algorithms for the Abelian Hidden Subgroup and Discrete Logarithm problems are presented and the latter is used to show how the Bitcoin digital signature may be compromised. It also addresses the problem of error correction as well as giving a detailed exposition of adiabatic quantum computing. The book contains around 140 exercises for the student, covering all of the topics treated, together with an appendix of solutions.

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