Programming Quantum Computers
- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook; 1st edition (July 23, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1492039683
- ISBN-13: 978-1492039686
Programming Quantum Computers: Essential Algorithms and Code Samples
Quantum computers are poised to kick-start a new computing revolution and you can join in right away. If you’re in software engineering, computer graphics, data science, or just an intrigued computerphile, this book provides a hands-on programmer’s guide to understanding quantum computing. Rather than labor through math and theory, you’ll work directly with examples that demonstrate this technology’s unique capabilities.
Quantum computers are set to kick-start a second computing revolution in an exciting and intriguing way. Learning to program a Quantum Processing Unit (QPU) is not only fun and exciting, but it’s a way to get your foot in the door. Like learning any kind of programming, the best way to proceed is by getting your hands dirty and diving into code.
This Programming Quantum Computers: Essential Algorithms and Code Samples practical book uses publicly available quantum computing engines, clever notation, and a programmer’s mindset to get you started. You’ll be able to build up the intuition, skills, and tools needed to start writing quantum programs and solve problems that you care about.
This Programming Quantum Computers book includes three multichapter sections:
- Programming for a QPU – Explore core concepts for programming quantum processing units, including how to describe and manipulate qubits and how to perform quantum teleportation.
- QPU Primitives – Learn algorithmic primitives and techniques, including amplitude amplification, the Quantum Fourier Transform, and phase estimation.
- QPU Applications – Investigate how QPU primitives are used to build existing applications, including quantum search techniques and Shor’s factoring algorithm.
Quantum computing specialists Eric Johnston, Nic Harrigan, and Mercedes Gimeno-Segovia show you how to build the skills, tools, and intuition required to write quantum programs at the center of applications. You’ll understand what quantum computers can do and learn how to identify the types of problems they can solve.