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Information Physics and Computation

Information  Physics  and Computation Author Marc Mézard
ISBN-10 9780198570837
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 569
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A very active field of research is emerging at the frontier of statistical physics, theoretical computer science/discrete mathematics, and coding/information theory. This book sets up a common language and pool of concepts, accessible to students and researchers from each of these fields.



Quantum Information Computation and Communication

Quantum Information  Computation and Communication Author Jonathan A. Jones
ISBN-10 9781107014466
Release 2012-07-19
Pages 200
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Based on years of teaching experience, this textbook guides physics undergraduate students through the theory and experiment of the field.



Advances in Chemical Physics Volume 154

Advances in Chemical Physics  Volume 154 Author Sabre Kais
ISBN-10 9781118742600
Release 2014-01-31
Pages 682
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Examines the intersection of quantum information and chemical physics The Advances in Chemical Physics series is dedicated to reviewing new and emerging topics as well as the latest developments in traditional areas of study in the field of chemical physics. Each volume features detailed comprehensive analyses coupled with individual points of view that integrate the many disciplines of science that are needed for a full understanding of chemical physics. This volume of the series explores the latest research findings, applications, and new research paths from the quantum information science community. It examines topics in quantum computation and quantum information that are related to or intersect with key topics in chemical physics. The reviews address both what chemistry can contribute to quantum information and what quantum information can contribute to the study of chemical systems, surveying both theoretical and experimental quantum information research within the field of chemical physics. With contributions from an international team of leading experts, Volume 154 offers seventeen detailed reviews, including: Introduction to quantum information and computation for chemistry Quantum computing approach to non-relativistic and relativistic molecular energy calculations Quantum algorithms for continuous problems and their applications Photonic toolbox for quantum simulation Vibrational energy and information transfer through molecular chains Tensor networks for entanglement evolution Reviews published in Advances in Chemical Physics are typically longer than those published in journals, providing the space needed for readers to fully grasp the topic: the fundamentals as well as the latest discoveries, applications, and emerging avenues of research. Extensive cross-referencing enables readers to explore the primary research studies underlying each topic.



Physical Perspectives on Computation Computational Perspectives on Physics

Physical Perspectives on Computation  Computational Perspectives on Physics Author Michael E. Cuffaro
ISBN-10 9781107171190
Release 2018-05-17
Pages 324
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Offers an accessible yet cutting-edge tour of the many conceptual interconnections between physics and computer science.



The Theory of Quantum Information

The Theory of Quantum Information Author John Watrous
ISBN-10 9781107180567
Release 2018-04-26
Pages 598
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Formal development of the mathematical theory of quantum information with clear proofs and exercises. For graduate students and researchers.



The Nature of Computation

The Nature of Computation Author Cristopher Moore
ISBN-10 9780191620805
Release 2011-08-11
Pages 1004
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Computational complexity is one of the most beautiful fields of modern mathematics, and it is increasingly relevant to other sciences ranging from physics to biology. But this beauty is often buried underneath layers of unnecessary formalism, and exciting recent results like interactive proofs, phase transitions, and quantum computing are usually considered too advanced for the typical student. This book bridges these gaps by explaining the deep ideas of theoretical computer science in a clear and enjoyable fashion, making them accessible to non-computer scientists and to computer scientists who finally want to appreciate their field from a new point of view. The authors start with a lucid and playful explanation of the P vs. NP problem, explaining why it is so fundamental, and so hard to resolve. They then lead the reader through the complexity of mazes and games; optimization in theory and practice; randomized algorithms, interactive proofs, and pseudorandomness; Markov chains and phase transitions; and the outer reaches of quantum computing. At every turn, they use a minimum of formalism, providing explanations that are both deep and accessible. The book is intended for graduate and undergraduate students, scientists from other areas who have long wanted to understand this subject, and experts who want to fall in love with this field all over again.



Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Author Michael A. Nielsen
ISBN-10 9781139495486
Release 2010-12-09
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One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.



Lecture Notes for Physics 229 Quantum Information and Computation

Lecture Notes for Physics 229 Quantum Information and Computation Author John Preskill
ISBN-10 1506189911
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 322
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Lecture Notes for Physics 229:Quantum Information and ComputationBy John Preskill



Applied Computational Physics

Applied Computational Physics Author Joseph F. Boudreau
ISBN-10 9780198708636
Release 2017-12
Pages 912
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Applied Computational Physics is a graduate-level text stressing three essential elements: advanced programming techniques, numerical analysis, and physics. The goal of the text is to provide students with essential computational skills that they will need in their careers, and to increase the confidence with which they write computer programs designed for their problem domain, physics. The physics problems give them an opportunity to reinforce their programmingskills, while the acquired programming skills augment their ability to solve physics problems. The C++ language is used throughout the text. Physics problems include Hamiltonian systems, chaoticsystems, percolation, critical phenomena, few-body and multi-body quantum systems, quantum field theory, simulation of radiation transport, and data modeling. The book, the fruit of a collaboration between a theoretical physicist and an experimental physicist, covers a broad diversity of topics from both viewpoints. Examples, program libraries, and additional documentation can be found at the companion website. Hundreds of original problems reinforce programming skills and increase theability to solve real-life physics problems at and beyond the graduate level.



Digital Physics

Digital Physics Author Ediho Lokanga
ISBN-10 1979869626
Release 2018-01-21
Pages 190
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Digital Physics: The Physics of Information, Computation, Self-Organization and Consciousness Q&A is another digital physics book, by the Congolese-born, British-based, Ediho Lokanga. A fascinating book by the African scientist. In it, he attempts to refute several criticisms of his books and offers further arguments, insights, clarifications, and developments of the main idea of digital physics (DP), offering an original vision of reality. In this book, he presents a brief survey of the main idea discussed in his three previous books. For many years now, physicists have been trying to come up with a wonderful theory which will explain everything in the universe and make sense of everything around us. This would be a staggering and wonderful achievement. Digital physicists have added their names to the quest for a ToE from the viewpoint of computation. Physicists are busy attempting to synthesize quantum and relativistic physics. A rich variety of approaches has emerged, and these are competing against each other. The most prominent include string theory (ST), loop quantum gravity (LQG), causal sets, Euclidean gravity, topological quantum field theory (TQFT), non-commutative geometry, Penrose's twistor theory etc. Digital physicists believe they may be able to provide a possible solution to the problem of reconciling general relativity (GR) with quantum mechanics (QM) in the ongoing effort towards a possible theory of quantum gravity, which will better explain the universe in which we live. This would represent a leap forward in the human species' quest for a ToE. For students and researchers this DP Q&A can act as a starting point and an up-to-date reference for developing such a broader perspective. The Q&A presents an overview of some of the many ideas, problems and outstanding philosophical and technical issues. The book introduces the problems of quantum gravity (QG) and ToE, and raises some of the fundamental issues that researchers are trying to address. The book and Q&A are presented at an intermediate and advanced level, but use a non-technical approach so that the reader is exposed to the basic ideas as well as an overview of the results achieved so far.



Feynman And Computation

Feynman And Computation Author Anthony Hey
ISBN-10 9780429980084
Release 2018-03-08
Pages 464
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Richard P. Feynman made profoundly important and prescient contributions to the physics of computing, notably with his seminal articles ?There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom? and ?Simulating Physics with Computers.? These two provocative papers (both reprinted in this volume) anticipated, decades before their time, several breakthroughs that have since become fields of science in their own right, such as nanotechnology and the newest, perhaps most exciting area of physics and computer science, quantum computing.The contributors to this book are all distinguished physicists and computer scientists, and many of them were guest lecturers in Feynman's famous CalTech course on the limits of computers. they include Charles Bennett on Quantum Information Theory, Geoffrey Fox on Internetics, Norman Margolus on Crystalline Computation, and Tommaso Toffoli on the Fungibility of Computation.Both a tribute to Feynman and a new exploration of the limits of computers by some of today's most influential scientists, Feynman and Computation continues the pioneering work started by Feynman and published by him in his own Lectures on Computation. This new computation volume consists of both original chapters and reprints of classic papers by leaders in the field. Feynman and Computation will generate great interest from the scientific community and provide essential background for further work in this field.



The Physics of Information Technology

The Physics of Information Technology Author Neil Gershenfeld
ISBN-10 0521580447
Release 2000-10-16
Pages 370
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A companion volume to the best-selling The Nature of Mathematical Modeling from the same author, first published in 2000.



The Physics of Quantum Information

The Physics of Quantum Information Author Dirk Bouwmeester
ISBN-10 9783662042090
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 315
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Leading experts from "The Physics of Quantum Information" network, initiated by the European Commission, bring together the most recent results from this emerging area of quantum technology. Written in a consistent style as a research monograph, the book introduces quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation, and quantum computation, considering both theory and newest experiments. Both scientists working in the field and advanced students will find a rich source of information on this exciting new area.



NMR Quantum Information Processing

NMR Quantum Information Processing Author Ivan Oliveira
ISBN-10 0080497527
Release 2011-04-18
Pages 264
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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (QIP) deals with the identification and use of quantum resources for information processing. This includes three main branches of investigation: quantum algorithm design, quantum simulation and quantum communication, including quantum cryptography. Along the past few years, QIP has become one of the most active area of research in both, theoretical and experimental physics, attracting students and researchers fascinated, not only by the potential practical applications of quantum computers, but also by the possibility of studying fundamental physics at the deepest level of quantum phenomena. NMR Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Processing describes the fundamentals of NMR QIP, and the main developments which can lead to a large-scale quantum processor. The text starts with a general chapter on the interesting topic of the physics of computation. The very first ideas which sparkled the development of QIP came from basic considerations of the physical processes underlying computational actions. In Chapter 2 it is made an introduction to NMR, including the hardware and other experimental aspects of the technique. In Chapter 3 we revise the fundamentals of Quantum Computation and Quantum Information. The chapter is very much based on the extraordinary book of Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, with an upgrade containing some of the latest developments, such as QIP in phase space, and telecloning. Chapter 4 describes how NMR generates quantum logic gates from radiofrequency pulses, upon which quantum protocols are built. It also describes the important technique of Quantum State Tomography for both, quadrupole and spin 1/2 nuclei. Chapter 5 describes some of the main experiments of quantum algorithm implementation by NMR, quantum simulation and QIP in phase space. The important issue of entanglement in NMR QIP experiments is discussed in Chapter 6. This has been a particularly exciting topic in the literature. The chapter contains a discussion on the theoretical aspects of NMR entanglement, as well as some of the main experiments where this phenomenon is reported. Finally, Chapter 7 is an attempt to address the future of NMR QIP, based in very recent developments in nanofabrication and single-spin detection experiments. Each chapter is followed by a number of problems and solutions. * Presents a large number of problems with solutions, ideal for students * Brings together topics in different areas: NMR, nanotechnology, quantum computation * Extensive references



Statistical Mechanics Algorithms and Computations

Statistical Mechanics  Algorithms and Computations Author Werner Krauth
ISBN-10 9780198515357
Release 2006-09-14
Pages 342
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This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics, adopting simple language and an attractive format of many illustrations, tables and printed algorithms. The discussion of key subjects in classical and quantum statistical physics will appeal to students, teachers and researchers in physics and related sciences. The focus is on orientation with implementation details kept to a minimum. - ;This book discusses the computational approach in modern statistical physics in a clear and accessible way and demonstrates its close relation to other approaches in theoretical physics. Individual chapters focus on subjects as diverse as the hard sphere liquid, classical spin models, single quantum particles and Bose-Einstein condensation. Contained within the chapters are in-depth discussions of algorithms, ranging from basic enumeration methods to modern Monte Carlo techniques. The emphasis is on orientation, with discussion of implementation details kept to a minimum. Illustrations, tables and concise printed algorithms convey key information, making the material very accessible. The book is completely self-contained and graphs and tables can readily be reproduced, requiring minimal computer code. Most sections begin at an elementary level and lead on to the rich and difficult problems of contemporary computational and statistical physics. The book will be of interest to a wide range of students, teachers and researchers in physics and the neighbouring sciences. An accompanying CD allows incorporation of the book's content (illustrations, tables, schematic programs) into the reader's own presentations. - ;'This book is the best one I have reviewed all year.' Alan Hinchliffe, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews -



Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Theory Author C Macchiavello
ISBN-10 9789814494052
Release 2001-01-17
Pages 532
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Quantum information theory has revolutionised our view on the true nature of information and has led to such intriguing topics as teleportation and quantum computation. The field — by its very nature strongly interdisciplinary, with deep roots in the foundations both of quantum mechanics and of information theory and computer science — has become a major subject for scientists working in fields as diverse as quantum optics, superconductivity or information theory, all the way to computer engineers. The aim of this book is to provide guidance and introduce the broad literature in all the various aspects of quantum information theory. The topics covered range from the fundamental aspects of the theory, like quantum algorithms and quantum complexity, to the technological aspects of the design of quantum-information-processing devices. Each section of the book consists of a selection of key papers (with particular attention to their tutorial value), chosen and introduced by leading scientists in the specific area. An entirely new introduction to quantum complexity has been specially written for the book. Contents:Introductory ConceptsQuantum Entanglement ManipulationQuantum AlgorithmsQuantum ComplexityQuantum Error CorrectionQuantum ChannelsEntanglement Purification and Long-Distance Quantum CommunicationQuantum Key DistributionCavity Quantum ElectrodynamicsQuantum Computation with Ion TrapsJosephson Junctions and Quantum ComputationQuantum Computing in Optical LatticesQuantum Computation and Quantum Communication with ElectronsNMR Quantum Computing Readership: Physicists. Keywords:Quantum Computation;Quantum Information Theory;Quantum Cryptography;Quantum Error Correction;Quantum Complexity;Quantum Algorithms;Quantum Gates;Foundation of Quantum Mechanics;Quantum Theory;Quantum Channels;Quantum Mechanics



Statistical Field Theory

Statistical Field Theory Author Giuseppe Mussardo
ISBN-10 9780199547586
Release 2010
Pages 755
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A thorough and pedagogical introduction to phase transitions and exactly solved models in statistical physics and quantum field theory.