4782Quantum Information, quantum computing (Fall 2015)
Homework & Calendar
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 August 1820:
What is a qbit ? 1qbit gates, 1qbit states, QCQI Sections 1.2 & 2.1
 August 2527:
Nqbits,entanglement, Bell's inequalities, QCQI Sections 1.3 & 2.1
 Homework #1:
1)Read carefully QCQI, Sections 1.2 & 2.1
2)Treat as many exercises as possible
3)Turn in exercises
(to be graded)
# 2.5, 2.8, 2.9, 2.17, 2.20, 2.27, 2.33, 2.35,
Due Date:
Tuesday September 1st, 2015
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September 13:
Principles of Quantum Mechanics & Quantum Circuits, QCQI Sections 1.32.24

September 810:
Quantum Fourier transform, QCQI Section 5.1
 Homework #2:
1) Read carefully QCQI, Sections 1.3, 2.2 & 4
2)Treat as many exercises as possible in Section 4.3
3)Turn in exercises (
to be graded)
# 4.2, 4.4, 4.5, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9, 4.13, 4.17, 4.21, 4.23, 4.24, 4.35
Due Date:
Tuesday September 15, 2015
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Report: submit your proposal
on Thursday September 17, 2015
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September 1517:
Phase estimate, order finding Schor's algorithm QCQI Sections 5.25.3

September 2224:
Shor's & Quantum Search algorithm, QCQI Section 5.3, 6.16.2
 Homework #3:
1) Read carefully QCQI, Section 5; in particular read the Boxes # 5.2 & 5.3
together with Sections 2.22.5 & 6.16.2
2)Treat as many exercises as possible in Section 5
3) Read and learn Boxes # 2.3, 2.4
4)Turn in exercises (
to be graded
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# 5.1, 5.4, 5.12, 5.13, 5.17
and (
not graded
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#5.6, 5.8, 5.10, 5.11,
Due Date:
Thursday October 15th, 2015
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September 29October 1:
Measurement: pure states and mixture, Bloch sphere QCQI Section 1.32.42.5

October 68:
Guest Lectures: Pr. B. Kennedy (School of Physics), Dissipation and Decoherence.

October 15 (Fall recess on Oct. 13th):
Measurement: various aspects, quantum operations QCQI Section 2.28
 Homework #4:
1) Read carefully QCQI, Section 2.22.5 & 6.16.2 & 8.1 8.2
2)Treat as many exercises as possible in Section 5
3)Turn in exercises (
to be graded
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# 2.57, 2.61, 2.73, 6.3, 8.6
and (
not graded
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#2.58, 2.71, 6.2, 6.7, 8.4
Due Date:
Tuesday October 27th, 2015
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Progress Report: October 22th, 2015
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October 2022:
Measurement and Quantum Operations QCQI Section 8

October 2729:
Quantum Operation and Dissipative Evolution QCQI Section 8
 Homework #5:
1) Read carefully QCQI, Section 8
2)Boxes # 8.1, 8.2, 8.4, and treat as many exercises as possible
3)Turn in exercises (
to be graded
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# 8.5, 8.9, 8.18, 8.24 (difficult), Pb 8.2 (p. 395396)
and (
not graded
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8.7, 8.10, 8.15, 8.19, 8.28,
Due Date:
Tuesday November 10th, 2015
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November 35:
Distance measures for quantum information QCQI Section 9

November 1012:
Quantum Error Corrections I, QCQI Section 10.110.3
 Homework #6:
1) Read carefully QCQI, Section 9, 10.110.3
2)Treat as many exercises as possible in Section 9
3)Turn in exercises (
to be graded
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# 9.5, 9.10, 9.17, 9.22, 10.4,
and (
not graded
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9.3, 9.8, 9.15, 9.18, 10.3, Pb 9.1
Due Date:
Tuesday November 24th, 2015
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November 1719:
Quantum Error Corrections II QCQI Section 10

November 24 (Thanksgiving Nov. 26):
Quantum Error Corrections III, QCQI Section 10

December 13:
Quantum Error Corrections IV, QCQI Section 10

Report Submission: December 1st, 2015
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Final Exam:
Thursday December 10th, 2015,
11:30am2:20pm Howey S204
Review :
All Sections treated in class during the Fall semester 2015,
Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
(by Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang . Cambridge Uni. Press; 10th Anniversary edition (January 31, 2011))
The Final exams will be made of short questions for 2/3 of the time,
A 55minutes problem will be proposed, with self contained questions.
The final exam represents 40% of the final grade.
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