Quantum Computer Science by David Mermin

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Quantum Computer Science

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0521876583
ISBN-13: 9780521876582
Number of pages: 236

This book is a concise introduction to quantum computation, developing the basic elements of this new branch of computational theory without assuming any background in physics. It begins with an introduction to the quantum theory from a computer-science perspective. It illustrates the quantum-computational approach with several elementary examples of quantum speed-up, before moving to the major applications.

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