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Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists

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The multidisciplinary field of quantum computing strives to exploit some of the uncanny aspects of quantum mechanics to expand our computational horizons. Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists takes readers on a tour of this fascinating area of cutting-edge research. Written in an accessible yet rigorous fashion, this book employs ideas and techniques familiar to every ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published August 11th 2008 by Cambridge University Press
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Manuel Antão
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Decoherence: "Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists" by Noson S. Yanofsky, Mirco A. Mannucci

I saw the IBM live demonstration of their five qubit machine. The problem I witnessed is that unless you make the initial set-up perfect, the accumulation of errors kills you. The Quantum Computer is really just another analogue device, not a digital one. In addition to all the other problems you get device-variability. What should ostensibl
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Asher Manangan
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Introduction to quantum mathematics are explained carefully. There are programming problems that will ignite action towards the subject. It also tackles different fields where Quantum Computing can be applied. Still, QC is on its very early stage. And the book urges everyone to participate on the research.
Erfan Abedi
Jan 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Starts off great but kinda goes off the rails after chapter 5 or 6 (I think).
It's good as a starting point into quantum computing, but I suggest John Watrous' booklet that is available online is a much more comprehensible and consistent resource for learning it.
The Architect
Really excellent introduction to quantum Computing with lots of exercises, additional references and selected topics for further study. Material is well laid out and should be understandable even if you know nothing about quantum mechanics and mathematics behind it.
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
either carry errata everywhere or wait to 2nd edition with minimized number of typos, However it is a good way to start and if you are Arabic check one of the Quantum leaders in Egypt: Younis's list ...more
Joshua Lockhart
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
An excellent introduction, particularly valuable sections on the underlying mathematics (complex vector spaces etc) of the field.

Unfortunately there are a number of errors in the book that aren't listed on the official errata, so you'll need to watch out for them. I'd also have liked a little more depth on Quantum Mechanics itself.
Feb 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was really simple to read and understand and I think it was laid out well. Certainly a good book to read if you are interested in the subject but don't want to get to bogged down in the complex detail (there are plenty of other books which provide this detail). ...more
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Can't say I fully understood much of it, especially the math, but I have been curious to read up on Quantum computers and it seemed to be the most rated book out there. ...more
Vincent Russo
I've read this book cover to cover twice. Amazing introduction to a fantastic topic. ...more
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