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A Symbolic Approach to Quantum Computation Simulation

  • António Pereira
  • Rosália Rodrigues
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3992)

Abstract

This paper presents SQCS: a Mathematica package for the symbolic simulation of quantum computation. It can be a useful tool in the development and testing of quantum algorithms as well as in the teaching and learning of quantum computation.

The strength of this symbolic approach is here illustrated with Grover’s quantum algorithm for database search.

Keywords

Hilbert Space Quantum Computation Quantum Algorithm Symbolic Approach Dirac Notation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • António Pereira
    • 1
  • Rosália Rodrigues
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AveiroPortugal

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