Quantum Computing Fundamentals

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-11-13
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

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Quantum computing is moving from advanced labs to real-world application, and opportunities for qualified quantum computing specialists are growing rapidly. Quantum Computing Fundamentals is the first systematic guidebook for the growing number of technical professionals and students who want to master the field’s core concepts and practical techniques.

Leading security expert, researcher, instructor, and author Chuck Easttom II brings together all the knowledge you need – including essentials that other books assume you already know, such as basic linear algebra, logic gates, and elementary quantum physics. Easttom’s quizzes, hands-on exercises, and review sections help you build true mastery right now. He walks you through building real applications with Q#, Microsoft’s powerful new quantum computing programming language, and using Microsoft’s simulator so you don’t need your own quantum computer.

With Quantum Computing Fundamentals, you don’t have to read multiple books to find what you need: one guide brings it all together. By the time you’re done, you won’t just understand quantum computing theory: you’ll have hands-on skills for getting quantum computing results.

Author Biography

William (Chuck) Easttom II frequently teaches quantum computing and other cybersecurity-related topics to government agencies and friendly foreign governments. A computer scientist, inventor, consultant, and author, he has over 25 years of professional experience in the IT industry, and over 15 years in teaching and training. His 27 published books, used at over 60 universities, include several on computer security, forensics, and cryptography. A Senior Member of both IEEE and ACM, he is a Distinguished Speaker of the ACM, where he regularly delivers talks on quantum computing. Easttom holds eight computer science-related patents, and a doctorate of science in cybersecurity with a dissertation on lattice-based cryptographic algorithms for post quantum computing.

Table of Contents

Section I: Preparatory Material
1. Introduction to Essential Linear Algebra
2. Complex Numbers
3. Basic Physics for Quantum Computing
4. Fundamental Computer Science for Quantum Computing
5. Basic Information Theory

Section II: Basic Quantum Computing
6. Basic Quantum Theory
7. Quantum Entanglement and QKD
8. Quantum Architecture
9. Quantum Hardware
10. Quantum Algorithms

Section III: Quantum Computing and Cryptography
11. Current Asymmetric Cryptography
12. The Impact of Quantum Computing on Cryptography
14. Lattice-based Cryptography
15. Multi-variate Cryptography
16. Other Approaches to Post Quantum Cryptography

Section IV: Quantum Programming
17. Working with Microsoft Q#
18. Using qasm

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