Register to reply

Quantum Computing Books

by curtdbz
Tags: books, computing, quantum
Share this thread:
Oct18-10, 06:49 AM
P: 24
I'm a third year physics student and just wanted to know for the future, what books should I get in order to learn more about Quantum Computing (theory behind it)? I know Quantum Mechanics books, yes, but what else like after graduation?

Thanks so much!

So far on my list is just books on:
-Mathematics of QM
-QM field theory

And thats it, not sure where else to go.
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on
What lit up the universe?
Sheepdogs use just two simple rules to round up large herds of sheep
Animals first flex their muscles
Oct18-10, 07:02 AM
Sci Advisor
PF Gold
f95toli's Avatar
P: 2,247
The standard text on QC is Nielsen&Chuang's book, it is getting a bit old but so is every other book in the field (any text older than about 2-3 years will not be up-do-date, it is such a rapidly developing field).
Most of the QM in it is at the undergrad level so it is a good place to start (btw, there is no real reason to study field theory if you are interested in QC; at least not if you are only interested in the concept as such and not in a specific implementation)
Jan23-11, 11:30 AM
P: 4
I am doing a study project on Quantum Computing, please suggest me some of the books which can give me the very basic knowledge of the area and about the Shor's algorithm.
So that i can understand the subject of Quantum Computing.
Thanking you

Register to reply

Related Discussions
Quantum Computing problem [Quantum Teleportation] (Nelson and Chuang) Quantum Physics 3
Grad schools for quantum computing/quantum information? Academic Guidance 2
Quantum computing Academic Guidance 2
Quantum Computing Computing & Technology 9
Quantum Computing Quantum Physics 10