|Introduction to Classical and Quantum Computing (Rooted Grove)|
|Friday, 18 February 2022|
This book is aimed at students who want to learn quantum computing beyond a conceptual level, but who lack advanced training in mathematics. The only prerequisite is trigonometry, and mathematics beyond that will be covered, including linear algebra. Dr Thomas G Wong begins with a significant overview of classical computing, from how they add numbers to their computational limits, and it mirrors many of the quantum computing topics that are covered later.
The investigation of quantum computing begins with a single qubit and quantum gates acting on it, first using geometry and elementary algebra, and later using linear algebra. Computer algebra systems are utilized, and code for both Mathematica and SageMath is included. After one qubit, multi-qubit systems are covered, including how quantum computers add numbers, universal gate sets, and error correction.
Author: Dr Thomas G Wong
This book is based on an introductory quantum computing course that has been taught at Creighton University since 2018.
A free e-book version can be downloaded from http://www.thomaswong.net/
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