PHYS 4481

PHYS 4481

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Hardware that exploits quantum phenomena can dramatically alter the nature of computation. Though constructing a general purpose quantum computer remains a formidable technological challenge, there has been much recent experimental progress. In addition, the theory of quantum computation is of interest in itself, offering new perspectives on the nature of computation and information, as well as providing novel insights into the conceptual puzzles posed by quantum theory. This course is intended for physicists, unfamiliar with computational complexity theory or cryptography, and for computer scientists and mathematicians with prior exposure to quantum mechanics. Topics include: simple quantum algorithms, error correction, cryptography, teleportation, and uses of quantum computing devices either currently available or to be available in the near future.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: a prior course in quantum mechanics (such as PHYS 3316 or AEP 3610).

Distribution Category (PHS-AS, SMR-AS) (OPHLS-AG)

Comments Prior familiarity with group theory is very helpful.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEP 4812AEP 7681PHYS 7681

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6079 PHYS 4481   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
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