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18.435J / 2.111J / ESD.79J Quantum Computation, Fall 2003

Circuit for quantum counting.
Circuit for quantum counting. (Figure courtesy of Yuan-Chung Cheng.)

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered include: physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography.
 

Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Peter Shor

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Graduate

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