Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 9, 2010 - Science - 676 pages
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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 error-correction. 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 real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known 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 - Goodreads

Great 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 - Goodreads

This 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

Fundamental concepts
1
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
Bibliography
649
Index
665

Distance measures for quantum information
399
Quantum errorcorrection
425

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About the author (2010)

Michael Nielsen was educated at the University of Queensland, and as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of New Mexico. He worked as the Richard Chace Tolman Fellow at Caltech at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was Foundation Professor of Quantum Information Science and a Federation Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a Senior Faculty Member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Isaac Chuang is an Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, jointly appointed in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and in Physics. He leads the quanta research group at the Center for Ultracold Atoms, in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, which seeks to understand and create information technology and intelligence from the fundamental building blocks of physical systems, atoms and molecules.

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