Explorations In Quantum Computing by Colin P. WilliamsExplorations In Quantum Computing by Colin P. Williams

Explorations In Quantum Computing

byColin P. Williams

Hardcover | July 2, 1996

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By the year 2020, the basic memory components of a computer will be the size of individual atoms. At such scales, the current theory of computation will become invalid. A new field called "quantum computing" is emerging that is reinventing the foundations of computer science and information theory in a way that is consistent with quantum physics - the most accurate model of reality that is currently known. Remarkably, this new theory predicts that quantum computers can perform certain tasks breathtakingly faster than classical computers, and, better yet, can accomplish mind-boggling feats such as teleporting information, breaking supposedly "unbreakable" codes, generating true random numbers, and communicating with messages that betray the presence of eavesdropping. "Explorations in Quantum Computing" explains these burgeoning developments in simple terms, and describes the key technological hurdles that must be overcome in order to make quantum computers a reality. This book draws upon the very latest research and uses executable software simulations to help explain the material and allow the reader to experiment with the ideas behind quantum computers. This is the ideal text for anyone wishing to learn more about the next, perhaps "ultimate," computer revolution.
Title:Explorations In Quantum ComputingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:717 pagesPublished:July 2, 1996Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184628886X

ISBN - 13:9781846288869

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Table of Contents

Part I: What Is Quantum Computing


Quantum Gates

Quantum Circuits

Quantum Universality, Computability, & Complexity

Part II: What Can You Do With A Quantum Computer?

Performing Search With A Quantum Computer

Code Breaking With A Quantum Computer

Solving NP-Complete Problems With A Quantum Computer

Quantum Simulation With A Quantum Computer

Quantum Chemistry With A Quantum Computer

Mathematics On A Quantum Computer

Part III: What Can You Do With Quantum Information?

Quantum Information

Quantum Teleportation

Quantum Cryptography

Part IV: Towards Practical Quantum Computers

Quantum Error Correction

Alternative Models Of Quantum Computation

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"This book suggests that as computers decrease in scale, we should take a closer look at the relationship between the physical world in which computers live, and the theoretical aspects of what and how they compute. . This book is intended for graduate-level computer science students. . The book includes exercises at the end of each chapter. . The bibliography is extensive, demonstrating that the field has matured somewhat over time." (William Fahle, ACM Computing Reviews, August, 2011)"It is a truly impressive object, clearly a labor of love, and I learned a great deal in reading it. . I enjoyed reading this book. . Explorations in quantum computing is a good and useful entry in the growing pedagogical literature on quantum information. It is not the most tightly focused book, but it is full-to-bursting with interesting facts and discussions. The book is well written and interesting, and experts as well as newcomers to the field will enjoy dipping into it." (Todd A. Brun, Mathematical Reviews, February, 2013)