Quantum Computation

A diagram of the circuit.

Circuit for quantum counting. (Figure courtesy of Yuan-Chung Cheng.)


MIT Course Number

18.435J / 2.111J / ESD.79J

As Taught In

Fall 2003



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This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of quantum computation. Topics covered include: physics of information processing, quantum logic, quantum algorithms including Shor's factoring algorithm and Grover's search algorithm, quantum error correction, quantum communication, and cryptography.

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Peter Shor. 18.435J Quantum Computation. Fall 2003. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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