Quantum Computing: Program Next-Gen Computers for Hard, Real-World Applications (Paperback)

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You've heard that quantum computing is going to change the world. Now you can check it out for yourself. Learn how quantum computing works, and write programs that run on the IBM Q quantum computer, one of the world's first functioning quantum computers. Learn a simple way to apply quantum mechanics to computer programming. Create algorithms to solve intractable problems for classical computers, and discover how to explore the entire problem space at once to determine the optimal solution. Get your hands on the future of computing today.

Quantum computing overhauls computer science. Problems such as designing life-saving drugs and super-large logistics problems that have been difficult or impossible for classical computers to handle can now be solved in moments. Quantum computing makes it possible to explore all possible solutions simultaneously and determine those that work, instead of iterating through each possibility sequentially. Work with quantum computers directly, instead of talking about them theoretically.

Discover a new visual way of looking at quantum bits that makes quantum computing intuitive for computer programmers. Master the special properties that make them different, and more powerful, than classical bits. Control quantum bits with gates and create circuits to model complex problems. Write programs that run on real quantum machines to solve problems that classical computers struggle with. Dive into quantum optimization and cryptography.

Get a head start on the technology that will drive computer science into the future.

What You Need:

Access to the IBM quantum computer, via any internet connection

About the Author


Nihal Mehta has a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals in artificial intelligence, mathematical optimization and physics. He has championed the use of advanced optimization techniques and machine learning in decision support systems for global companies. He has seen first hand the shortcomings of current technology and fervently believes in quantum computing's potential to define the future of computing. His first program was to play tic-tac-toe on a scientific calculator.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781680507201
ISBN-10: 1680507206
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
Pages: 582
Language: English