Skip to content

Your Cart


You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

$106.00 (X)

Part of Cambridge Series on Information and the Natural Sciences

  • Date Published: October 2000
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635035

$ 106.00 (X)

Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
Notify me when available Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • 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
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "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 very well written and a pleasure to read." Physics Today Nov 2001

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • 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 - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Authors

    Michael A. Nielsen, University of Queensland
    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

    Isaac L. Chuang, Massachusetts 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.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.