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Science project about the Quantum Computer

  1. May 18, 2004 #1
    I am having a science project at school about the quantum computer next week, so I wanted to know if anyone knows any good books/articles/e-books about the subject. I would be very interrested in the most simple of it, I know nothing about the Quantum computer/theory is simple, but some of them requires you to know more of the subject than others.

    Thanks a lot in advance. :smile:
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2004
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  3. May 18, 2004 #2
    Simple Intro to quantum Computing

    First off i was in the same situation as you a year ago.
    In that time i have written my own quantum simulator
    that in other words simulates quantum circuits.
    My thesis report is very easy to read and should help you.
    If i was you i would ignore any of my qudit theory sections as you probabally
    wont be interested in them/Need them.

    http://www.compsoc.nuigalway.ie/~damo642


    Damo642
     
  4. May 18, 2004 #3
    Thanks a lot.
    But I am having a bit of a problem running your program, since I get an error messeage "Componect 'RICHTX32.OCX' or one of its dependencies not correctly registered: a file missing or invalid", I am running WinXP Pro and I have installed the VB runtime files.
     
  5. May 18, 2004 #4
    Quantum Simulator

    yes i have tested my simulator on certain machines and found this error aswell as others visual basic runtime errors.
    the solution to this is an install program which is 25 mb in size.
    I will upload it to the website ASAP and will let u know when it is there.
    In the meatime try restaring your pc and see if that helps (After installing those vb runtime libraries)
    Damo642
     
  6. May 18, 2004 #5
    Books:

    Minds, Machines, and the Multiverse: The Quest for the Quantum Computer
    by Julian Brown

    The Feynman Processor : Quantum Entanglement and the Computing Revolution (Helix Books Series)

    Quantum Technology (Frontiers of Science)

    Schrodinger's Machines : The Quantum Technology Reshaping Everyday Life
    all by Gerald Milburn

    Web:

    Go to http://www.qubit.org and click on the "tutorials" link.
    Go to http://cam.qubit.org and look at the "Educational" section.
    http://www.imaph.tu-bs.de/qi/concepts.html
    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?chanID=sa006&articleID=0005C8BF-1B88-1D9B-815A809EC5880000

    I am sure you can find much more on the web, but this should do as a starting point.
     
  7. May 18, 2004 #6
    Thanks a lot for the help.
    I am not sure I can get all the books in time for my project, but I'll be sure to read them later.
     
  8. May 18, 2004 #7
    Setup Program

    Ok

    I now have a setup file that can be downloaded from the site ( 25 mb ).

    I got 1 error when testing this file --> just click ignore and it will work.


    http://www.compsoc.nuigalway.ie/~damo642


    Damo642
     
  9. May 18, 2004 #8
    Try the book "Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" by Michael A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang.
    Also, John Preskill has written a thoughtful book on quantum computation. Try that!
     
  10. May 19, 2004 #9
    Preskill's notes are available on the web:
    http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/preskill/ph229/

    Nielsen and Chuang is the best book on the subject in my opinion. However, both of these are technical and intended for people taking a senior undergrad/grad course in the subject. I think Cr4X is looking for a simpler account than this.
     
  11. May 19, 2004 #10
    Thanks a lot everybody.
    Also the Quantum simulator is working now. :smile:
     
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