Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Paperback | April 10, 2013

byVLATKO VEDRAL

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This book offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the popular field of quantum information. It has originated in a series of invited lecture courses at various universities in different countries. This is reflected in its informal style of exposition and presentation of key results inthe subject. In addition to treating quantum communication, entanglement and algorithms in great depth, this book also addresses a number of interesting miscellaneous topics, such as Maxwell's demon, Landauer's erasure, the Bekenstein bound, and Caratheodory's treatment of the Second Law ofthermodyanmics. All mathematical derivations are based on clear physical pictures which make even the most involved results - such as the Holevo bound - look comprehensible and transparent. The book is ideal as a first introduction to the subject, but may also appeal to the specialist due to itsunique presentation.

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This book offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the popular field of quantum information. It has originated in a series of invited lecture courses at various universities in different countries. This is reflected in its informal style of exposition and presentation of key results inthe subject. In addition to treating quantum...

Vlatko Vedral studied his undergraduate degree and PhD at Imperial College (1992-1998). After graduating from his PhD in 1998, he took up a junior research fellowship at Merton College in Oxford where he stayed for two years (1998-2000). He returned to Imperial College in 2000 as a governors' lecturer and was promoted to reader in 200...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:April 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199673489

ISBN - 13:9780199673483

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Table of Contents

Part I: Classical and quantum information1. Classical information2. Quantum mechanics3. Quantum information - the basics4. Quantum communication with entanglement5. Quantum information I6. Quantum information IIPart II: Quantum entanglement7. Quantum entanglement - introduction8. Witnessing quantum entanglement9. Quantum entanglement in practise10. Measures of entanglementPart III: Quantum computation11. Quantum algorithms12. Entanglement, computation and quantum measurements13. Quantum error correction14. OutlookBibliography

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