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# Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

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In this first comprehensive introduction to the main ideas and techniques of quantum computation and information, Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang ask the question: What are the ultimate physical limits to computation and communication? They detail such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error correction.
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Paperback, 700 pages

Published
October 23rd 2000
by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 2000)

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Mar 14, 2008
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An excellent course textbook for Quantum Information Theory. I'm currently doing chapter 4. Anyone who wants to compare solutions for exercises is welcome.
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This book is definitely THE source to turn to for an understanding of Quantum Computation and Information. One can only read through the first chapter and you are given the key feature of Quantum Computation and Information. The advantage of this approach is that Chapter 1 establishes a Quantum roadmap of what you need to know. You can stop there or you can dive deeper into the technology. Using the remaining chapters as a refe ...more

Very accessible, I'm told this is the 'bible' on the subject.
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Aug 03, 2011
Ian Durham
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Still relevant after a decade in print, it's a must-have reference and a reasonably good teaching tool. My only beef is the complete lack of even a handful of worked examples. There seems to be a trend in that direction with some authors and I think they are missing out on an excellent pedagogical tool. I agree there shouldn't be many, but there should be *some.*
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i don't see any information on this book how i read this...help

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Very difficult to read if you don't have a background in the math.
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Apr 25, 2011
SyedAhmad
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Much better than any other quantum text, I've ever read.
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