Quantum Computation and Quantum InformationIn this first comprehensive introduction to the main ideas and techniques of quantum computation and information, Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang ask the question: What are the ultimate physical limits to computation and communication? They detail such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error correction. A wealth of accompanying figures and exercises illustrate and develop the material in more depth. They describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than familiar "classical" computers, and the realworld implementation of quantum computers. Their book concludes with an explanation of how quantum states can be used to perform remarkable feats of communication, and of how it is possible to protect quantum states against the effects of noise. 
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User Review  fpagan  LibraryThingFormidable, mathematically rigorous, 676page textbook. Quite a treatment, considering that quantum computers might not ever be buildable. Read full review
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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Michael E. Nielsen,Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang Limited preview  2000 
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Michael A. Nielsen,Isaac L. Chuang,Isaac L.. Chuang No preview available  2000 
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Classical and Quantum Computation Alexei Yu. Kitaev,Alexander Shen,Mikhail N. Vyalyi No preview available  2002 