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Quantum Computing, in beta

October 17, 2019

Marvel's Ant Man and the Wasp poses the question, "Do you guys just put the word 'quantum' in front of everything?" There has been so much hype over "quantum computing" that it feels they might be right. But if you ignore superhero fights in a fictional quantum realm, there's a real revolution in computing on the way, and it does have the word "quantum" in front of it.

See what makes quantum computing fundamentally different from classical models and run your own programs on a real quantum machine. You'll learn how in Quantum Computing: Program Next-Gen Computers for Hard, Real-World Applications, now available in beta from pragprog.com/book/nmquantum.

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

Quantum computing overhauls computer science. Designing life-saving drugs and solving super-large logistics problems that are difficult or impossible for classical computers to handle are now within reach. Instead of iterating through each possible configuration one by one, quantum computing speeds up the search by giving you the tools to examine all possibilities simultaneously to find those that work. Now you can work with real quantum computers instead of just talking about them theoretically.

Discover qubits, the fundamental elements of quantum computing. Learn what makes them different from classical bits. Model complex problems with logic gates specifically tailored for quantum computing. See how quantum mechanics offers ways to write programs that examine all solutions simultaneously. Create quantum circuits to solve problems that classical computers struggle with. Dive into quantum optimization and cryptography. Use the IBM Q quantum computer to both simulate quantum effects and actually run your programs on a real quantum machine.

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

Now available in beta from pragprog.com/book/nmquantum.

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