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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

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Part of Cambridge Series on Information and the Natural Sciences

  • Date Published: October 2000
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635035

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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.

    • The first-ever comprehensive introduction to this key new area in physics, computer science, mathematics and electrical engineering
    • The authors are among the top researchers in the field
    • The book is comprehensive, completely self-contained, with extensive exercises
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    "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information is a challenging text that offers a thorough discussion of the relevant physics and a reference book that guides readers to the original literature...Perhaps the best way to use the book, though, is to ask questions and then search within it for answers. Such a self-guided tour can keep one from getting lost in details and can provide a rewarding journey...Nielsen and Chuang have set a high standard." Science

    "Michael Nielsen and Issac L. "Ike" Chuang have produced a highly readable, thorough, and timely survey of the field of theoretical quantum information science. [It] is probably destined to become a standard text for reseachers in this still emerging, rapidly developing field.... [It] is very well written and a pleasure to read." /s Physics Today

    "highly readable, thorough, and timely survey of the feild of theorectical quantum information science...probably destained to become a standard text for researchers...The authors rightly choose to examine key issues in depth rather than attempt a mile-wide, inch-deep, catholic approach...is very well written and a pleasure to read." Physics Today Nov 2001

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    • Date Published: October 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635035
    • length: 700 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 176 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.386kg
    • contains: 91 b/w illus. 10 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgement
    Nomenclature and notation
    Part I. Fundamental Concepts:
    1. Introduction and overview
    2. Introduction to quantum mechanics
    3. Introduction to computer science
    Part II. Quantum Computation:
    4. Quantum circuits
    5. The quantum Fourier transform and its applications
    6. Quantum search algorithms
    7. Quantum computers: physical realisation
    Part III. Quantum Information:
    8. Quantum noise, open quantum systems, and quantum operations
    9. Distance measurement for quantum information
    10. Quantum error-correction
    11. Entropy and information
    12. Quantum information theory
    Appendix A. Notes on basic probability theory
    Appendix B. Group theory
    Appendix C. Approximating quantum gates: the Sölvay-Kitaev theorem
    Appendix D. Number theory
    Appendix E. Public-key cryptography and the RSA cryptosystem
    Appendix F. Proof of Lieb's theorem
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Michael A. Nielsen, University of Queensland
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    Isaac L. Chuang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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