Jozef Gruska
(Published: May 1999,
ISBN: 0077095030,
Binding: Softcover,
Pages: 439  246x189,
Price: £37.99 DM73)
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The book contains basic systematic presentation of the new and
exciting field of quantum information processing. However, since
this is enormously fast developing area the printed book is regularly
extended and updated through files
additions.ps and
updatings.ps, to keep the reader
informed about new developments.
Overview
In quantum computing, we witness an exciting and very promising merge
of two of the deepest and most successful scientific and technological
developments of this century: quantum physics and computer science. In
spite of the fact that its experimental developments are in their infancy,
there has already been a variety of concepts, models, methods and results
obtained at the theoretical level that clearly have lasting value.These
concepts, methods and results are the main subject of the book.
Knowledge from two areas is of importance for understanding the basic
developments in quantum computing: namely, quantum physics and
theoretical computer science. The book provides elements of both, and
concentrates on the presentation of concepts, models, methods and
results mainly from a computing point of view. No previous knowledge of
quantum mechanics is required.
By making no assumption of previous knowledge of quantum mechanics,
the book explains the principles and also the mysteries of the basic
physical phenomena behind quantum computing. It allows a computer
scientist to understand the problems, models, methods and main results of
quantum information processing.By making minimal assumptions of
theoretical computer science results, the book allows a physicist to
understand the problems, models, methods and results of quantum
computing from a computer science point of view.The large number of
examples, figures and, especially, exercises provide ample opportunity for
students and readers to practice the material learned.An extensive
Appendix provides a concentrated presentation of some of the basic
frameworks within which quantum computing develops; quantum
mechanics, Hilbert spaces and computational complexity theory.
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