Quantum computation and quantum information
 Responsibility
 Michael A. Nielsen & Isaac L. Chuang.
 Imprint
 Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
 Physical description
 xxv, 676 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Course reserve
 Course
 PHYSICS13401  Advanced Topics in Quantum Mechanics
 Instructor(s)
 Stanford, Douglas
 Course
 PHYSICS23401  Advanced Topics in Quantum Mechanics
 Instructor(s)
 Stanford, Douglas
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Science Library (Li and Ma)
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QA76.889 .N54 2000  On reserve at Li and Ma Science Library 2hour loan 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Nielsen, Michael A., 1974
 Contributor
 Chuang, Isaac L., 1968
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [649]664) and index.
 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 errorcorrection
 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 SolvayKitaev theorem Appendix D. Number theory Appendix E. Publickey cryptography and the RSA cryptosystem Appendix F. Proof of Lieb's theorem References Index.
 (source: Nielsen Book Data)
 Summary

This text is the first comprehensive introduction to the main ideas and techniques of the field of quantum computation and quantum information. Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang ask the question: what are the ultimate physical limits to computation and communication? They describe in detail such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum errorcorrection. A wealth of accompanying figures and exercises illustrate and develop the material in more depth. The authors describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than familiar 'classical' computers, and the realworld implementation of quantum computers. The book concludes with an indepth treatment of quantum information, explaining how quantum states can be used to perform remarkable feats of communication, together with a discussion of how it is possible to protect quantum states against the effects of noise.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Subjects
 Subject
 Quantum computers.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2000
 ISBN
 0521632358
 0521635039 (paper)
 9780521632355
 9780521635035 (pbk.)