Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 23, 2000 - Computers - 676 pages
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In 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 real-world 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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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


Fundamental concepts
Introduction to quantum mechanics
Introduction to computer science
Quantum computation
The quantum Fourier transform and its applications
Quantum search algorithms
physical realization
Quantum information
Quantum errorcorrection
Entropy and information
Quantum information theory
Public key cryptography and the RSA cryptosystem

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Page 650 - CH Bennett, G. Brassard, S. Popescu, B. Schumacher, J. A. Smolin, and WK Wootters. Purification of noisy entanglement and faithful teleportation via noisy channels.
Page 659 - Dense coding in experimental quantum communication," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 76, p. 4656, 1996. 11 CH Bennett and G. Brassard, in Proceedings of the IntemationalConference on Computer Systems and Signal Processing, Bangalore, 1984, p.

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Dr. Michael Nielsen was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1974, and was educated at the University of Queensland, obtaining postgraduate degrees in mathematics and physics, before being awarded his PhD in physics at the University of New Mexico in 1998. He is currently the Tolman Postdoctoral Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar at the California Institute of Technology

Dr. Isaac Chuang is a native of Louisville, KY. He received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1997, where he was a Hertz Foundation Fellow, and holds two bachelors degrees and one masters degree in physics and electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as a consulting professor at Stanford University. He joined IBM Research in 1998. In November 1999 he was named one of the top 100 young innovators of 1999.

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