43025 Introduction to Quantum Computing6cp; 3hpw, standard face-to-face
Requisite(s): 37151 Introduction to Statistics OR 33230 Mathematics 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Basic linear algebra, calculus, and discrete mathematics
This subject introduces quantum computation, a model of computation based on the physical laws of quantum mechanics. Quantum computers outperform traditional computers for a range of practical problems, and in many cases offer drastic advantages.
In this subject, students learn about the basic tools for understanding quantum information processing. This knowledge is applied to study the key quantum protocols: teleportation, superdense coding, and simple quantum algorithms.
The subject covers key features of quantum theory which differentiate it from classical theory, including quantum entanglement and coherence.
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