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# Quantum Computer Science

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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 computer-science perspective. It
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Hardcover, 220 pages

Published
August 1st 2007
by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 2007)

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Here is a puzzle quantum computers won't solve:

1. We have a randomized ASCII extended string X1 transforming the plaintext.

2. We have a randomized ASCII extended string X2 creating the key characters.

X1 & X2 = n (0 to 255)

X1 (n 0 - 255) + X2 (n 0 - 255) = X3 | Mod256

That is all we need to understand when using modular arithmetic. For example let the character E ...more

The organization is extremely effective: Distracting details are redirected to the 16 appendices. The main text, about 160 pages, discusses all the important topics and techniques in ...more

I hope someday to "get" quantum computers the same way. I have read a lot of popular science articles and books to try to get that understanding. I've delved in quantum mechanics which mathematics has been fascinating. Now I've read this book.

I still don't "get it".

The book's focus is on the mathe ...more

**Solid**

Good coverage of the basics. I like the comp science centric approach. A little hard to follow some of the finer details. Really thorough coverage of error correction. The author has an unusual view on the nature of quantum states, and insists on using qbit rather than qubit throughout. Be wary.

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Nathaniel David Mermin (born 1935) is a solid-state physicist at Cornell University best known for the eponymous Mermin–Wagner theorem, his application of the term "Boojum" to superfluidity, and for the quote "shut up and calculate!" (in the context of the interpretation of quantum mechanics).

In 1976, Neil Ashcroft and Mermin published a textbook on solid-state physics. As a proponent of Quantum B ...more

In 1976, Neil Ashcroft and Mermin published a textbook on solid-state physics. As a proponent of Quantum B ...more

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