Quantum computer science : an introduction
 Responsibility
 N. David Mermin.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
 Physical description
 xiv, 220 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Access
Available online
Engineering Library (Terman)
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Call number  Status 

QA76.889 .M47 2007  Unknown 
Math & Statistics Library
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Call number  Status 

QA76.889 .M47 2007  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Mermin, N. David.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface 1. Cbits and Qbits 2. General features and some simple examples 3. Breaking RSA encryption with a quantum computer 4. Searching with a quantum computer 5. Quantum error correction 6. Protocols that use just a few Qbits Appendices Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 In the 1990's it was realized that quantum physics has some spectacular applications in computer science. This book is a concise introduction to quantum computation, developing the basic elements of this new branch of computational theory without assuming any background in physics. It begins with an introduction to the quantum theory from a computerscience perspective. It illustrates the quantumcomputational approach with several elementary examples of quantum speedup, before moving to the major applications: Shor's factoring algorithm, Grover's search algorithm, and quantum error correction. The book is intended primarily for computer scientists who know nothing about quantum theory, but will also be of interest to physicists who want to learn the theory of quantum computation, and philosophers of science interested in quantum foundational issues. It evolved during six years of teaching the subject to undergraduates and graduate students in computer science, mathematics, engineering, and physics, at Cornell University.
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 Publication date
 2007
 ISBN
 9780521876582 (hbk.)
 0521876583 (hbk.)