Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition (Google eBook)One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum errorcorrection. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its realworld implementation. It concludes with an indepth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this wellknown textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering. 
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Review: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge Series on Information and the Natural Sciences)
User Review  Brian  GoodreadsGreat introduction because it reviews both the basic of quantum and computer science, giving a broad perspective that fills in a lot of gaps left by other texts. Read full review
Review: Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (Cambridge Series on Information and the Natural Sciences)
User Review  Joecolelife  GoodreadsThis book covers quantum information theory at a level that can be understood by someone who has only had an introductory course in quantum mechanics and the same in basic computability theory. While ... Read full review
Contents
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Introduction to quantum mechanics  60 
Introduction to computer science  120 
Quantum computation  171 
The quantum Fourier transform and its applications  216 
Quantum search algorithms  248 
physical realization  277 
Quantum information  353 
Entropy and information  500 
Quantum information theory  528 
Appendices  608 
The SolovayKitaev theorem  617 
Number theory  625 
Public key cryptography and the RSA cryptosystem  640 
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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang No preview available  2000 
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang No preview available  2010 
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