Josef Gruska

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing by Josef Gruska is a wide ranging textbook dealing with quantum computational topics at a level suitable for advanced undergraduates or those pursuing independent study who have a similar level of experience.

The book has eight chapters and an appendix. The first chapter introduces the subejct, but it does . The second chapter looks at the elements of quantum computation such as qubits. The third chapter gets on to algorithms for quantum computers, and will form the most important part of the book for many readers. The fourth looks at automata such as quantum turing machines, and the fifth at computational complexity - we expect quantum computers to be faster than classical ones, but it is important to know what sort of improvement to expect. The next three chapters have a more applied viewpoint, looking at quantum cryptography, methods of error correction in quantum computers, and the transmission of information with quantum devices. The appendix has extra details of quantum theory, as well as an introduction to complexity in classical and probabilistic computation.

This is the sort of book that you need to study in detail - the reader is given a lot of challenging material early on, so its not the sort of book that you get anything out of just by browsing through. Also it doesn't have as much of the physics of quantum computers as some similar books. But if you've got plenty of experience with computer science for classical computers then you will find this book gives you a way to get a comparable knowledge of their quantum counterparts.

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Paperback 300 pages  
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Paperback 439 pages  
ISBN: 0077095030
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Published: 1999 Osborne/McGraw-Hill
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ISBN: 0077095030
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Published: 2000 McGraw-Hill Book Co Ltd
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Product Description
In quantum computing, we witness an exciting and very promising merge of two of the deepest and most successful scientific and technological developments of this century: quantum physics and computer science.
The book takes a very broad view of quantum computing and information processing in general. It deals with such areas as quantum algorithms, automata, complexity theory, information and communication, cryptography and theoretical results. These include such topics as quantum error correcting codes and methods of quantum fault tolerance computing, which have made the vision of a real quantum computer come closer. No previous knowledge of quantum mechanics is required.
The book is written as a self-study introduction to quantum computing and can be used for a one-semester course on quantum computing, especially for computer scientists. To meet this aim the book contains numerous examples, figures and exercises.