## Math 410-01/510-01: Introduction to Quantum Computing, Fall 2018

** (Tentative course website, to be finalized.) **

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**
Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li **

Meeting time and place: TT 12:30 - 1:50 p.m. Morton 342

Office: Jones 128, Tel: 221-2042, Fax: 221-7400

E-mail: ckli@math.wm.edu,
http://cklixx.people.wm.edu

Office hours: TT 11:00 a.m. - noon p.m., Wed. 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., or by
appointments

** Course description: **
Quantum computation and quantum information science is a rapidly growing area. Quantum cryptology
is in commercial use, and the construction of practical quantum compter still require a lot of research
from different disciplines including mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, engineering,
material science, etc. In this course,
nn introduction of the mathematics background of quantum computing will be given based on

the
first 12 chapters of the following required textbook.

- M. Nakahara and T. Ohmi, Quantum computing: From Linear Algebra to Physical Realizations,

CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, New York, 2008.

http://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Computing-Algebra-Physical-Realizations/dp/0750309830

** Additional references:**

- M. Hirvensalo, Quantum Computing, (2nd edition), Springer, New York, 2004.
- G. Johnson, A Shortcut Through Time: The Path to the Quantum Computer, Alfred A. Knopf, New york,
2003.
- P. Kaye, R. Laflamme and M. Mosca, An introduction to quantum computing, Oxford University Press,
Oxford, 2007.
- A. Yu Kitaev, A. H. Shen, and M. N. Vyalyi, Classical and Quantum Computation (Graduate Studies in
Mathematics), AMS, Rhode Island, 2002.
- D. McMahon, Quantum Computing Explained, Wiley and Sons, 2008, New York.
- M.A. Nielsen and I.L. Chuang, Quantum computation and quantum information, Cambridge University
Press, Cambridge, 2000.
- A. O. Pittenger, An introduction to quantum computing algorithms, Birkhauser, Boston 1999.

Homework will be assigned every lecture and due the following Thursday.

Homework sessions will be conducted on Wednesday.

Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;

extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful)
attempts.

Math 510-01 students are required to write term papers.

** Assessment **