Math 410. Introduction to Quantum Computing, Spring 2024
Instructor: ChiKwong Li
Meeting time, format, office hours.
 TR 3:30  4:50 p.m. Boswell 40.
 Office hours: Wednesday TWT 9:30  10:30 am.m. or by appointment.
Course description:
Quantum information science is a rapidly growing area. Quantum cryptography
is in commercial use, and the construction of practical quantum computer
still require a lot of research from different disciplines including
mathematics, physics, computer science, chemistry, engineering,
material science, etc.
In this course,
an introduction of the subject will be given based on the first 11 chapters of the
book.
and some complementary notes,
which will be put on blackboard.
We will cover topics including: basic linear algebra background,
the mathematical framework for quantum mechanics,
qubits and quantum key distributions, quantum gates and
quantum circuits in quantum computing, quantum integral transforms,
quantum algorithms of Deutsch, Joza, Grover and Shor,
decoherence, quantum error correction,
DiVinzenzo criteria, physical realizations.
Current research problems will be mentioned.
Here are some other useful reference books.
 Nielsen and Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Science, Cambridge.
 Watrous, The Theory of Quantum Information, Cambridge.
 Yanofsky and Mannucci, Quantum Computing for Computer Scientists, Cambridge.
 The Functional Analysis of Quantum Information Theory
a collection of notes based on lectures
by Gilles Pisier, K. R. Parthasarathy, Vern Paulsen and Andreas Winter.
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1410.7188.pdf
Problem sets
 There will be 1012 problems sets assigned weekly.
Texfiles of the problems will be put on the blackboard site.
Pdf files of the solutions
will be uploaded to the blackboard after the due dates.
 Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time,
extracredits will be given to successful (or partially successful)
attempts.
 Help will be provided during office hours or group homework sessions.

You have to use LaTex to typset mathematical document,
an excellent skill to acquire. You may go to overleaf
to use the online program for the typesetting.
Assessment will be based on the homeworks sets
Grades:
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