Pages: 580 Published: August 2020 ISBN: 9781680507201 Edition: 1
Program Next-Gen Computers for Hard, Real-World Applications
by Nihal Mehta, Ph.D.
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. Develop your intuition to
apply quantum concepts for challenging computational tasks. Write
programs to trigger quantum effects and speed up finding the right
solution for your problem. Get your hands on the future of computing
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
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
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.