This course is part of a three-course series that provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. We cover:
This course will help you establish a foundation of knowledge for understanding what quantum computers can do, how they work, and how you can contribute to discovering new things and solving problems in quantum information science and engineering.
The three-course series comprises:
Prior knowledge of quantum mechanics is helpful but not required. It is best if you know some linear algebra.
This course has been authored by one or more members of the Faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its educational objectives, methods, assessments, and the selection and presentation of its content are solely the responsibility of MIT. MIT gratefully acknowledges major support for this course, provided by IBM Research. This course on quantum information science is a collective effort to further advance knowledge and understanding in quantum information and quantum computing.
For more information about MIT’s Quantum Curriculum, visit quantumcurriculum.mit.edu.
Week 1: quantum mechanics
Week 2: reversible computation
Week 3: quantum measurement