Provides an introduction to the basic mathematical formalism of quantum computing, and the quantum effects that can be harnessed for non-classical computation
Concludes each chapter with exercises and a summary of the material covered
Examines the potential applications of quantum computers, investigates the uses of quantum information, and reviews the advancements made towards practical quantum computers
Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras
Part of the book series: Texts in Computer Science (TCS)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)
What is Quantum Computing?
What Can You Do with a Quantum Computer?
What Can You Do with Quantum Information?
Towards Practical Quantum Computers
About this book
From the reviews of the second edition:
“This book suggests that as computers decrease in scale, we should take a closer look at the relationship between the physical world in which computers live, and the theoretical aspects of what and how they compute. … This book is intended for graduate-level computer science students. … The book includes exercises at the end of each chapter. … The bibliography is extensive, demonstrating that the field has matured somewhat over time.” (William Fahle, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2011)
“It is a truly impressive object, clearly a labor of love, and I learned a great deal in reading it. … I enjoyed reading this book. … Explorations in quantum computing is a good and useful entry in the growing pedagogical literature on quantum information. It is not the most tightly focused book, but it is full-to-bursting with interesting facts and discussions. The book is well written and interesting, and experts as well as newcomers to the field will enjoy dipping into it.” (Todd A. Brun, Mathematical Reviews, February, 2013)
Authors and Affiliations
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA
Colin P. Williams
Book Title: Explorations in Quantum Computing
Authors: Colin P. Williams
Series Title: Texts in Computer Science
Publisher: Springer London
eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-84628-886-9Published: 27 December 2011
Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4471-6801-0Published: 27 December 2011
eBook ISBN: 978-1-84628-887-6Published: 07 December 2010
Series ISSN: 1868-0941
Series E-ISSN: 1868-095X
Edition Number: 2
Number of Pages: XXII, 717
Topics: Theory of Computation, Quantum Physics, Spintronics