# Quantum Computing: A Beginner's Introduction

by: Parag K. Lala, Ph.D.

**Abstract:**A self-contained, reader-friendly introduction to the principles and applications of quantum computing. Especially valuable to those without a prior knowledge of quantum mechanics, this electrical engineering text presents the concepts and workings of quantum computing systems in a clear, straightforward, and practical manner. The book is written in a style that helps readers who are not familiar with nonclassical information processing more easily grasp the essential concepts—only prior exposure to classical physics, basic digital design, and introductory linear algebra is assumed. Quantum Computing: A Beginner's Introduction presents each topic in a tutorial style with examples, illustrations, and diagrams to clarify the material. Written by an experienced electrical engineering educator and author, this is a self-contained resource, with all necessary prerequisite material included. Coverage includes: • Complex Numbers, Vector Space, and Dirac Notation • Basics of Quantum Mechanics • Matrices and Operators • Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, and Quantum Information Processing • Quantum Gates and Circuits • Tensor Products, Superposition, and Quantum Entanglement • Teleportation and Superdense Coding • Quantum Error Correction • Quantum Algorithms • Quantum Cryptography

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## Table of Contents

**A.**Dedication**B.**Preface**1.**Complex Numbers, Vector Space, and Dirac Notation**2.**Basics of Quantum Mechanics**3.**Matrices and Operators**4.**Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, and Quantum Information Processing**5.**Quantum Gates and Circuits**6.**Tensor Products, Superposition, and Quantum Entanglement**7.**Teleportation and Superdense Coding**8.**Quantum Error Correction**9.**Quantum Algorithms**10.**Quantum Cryptography

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**A.**Dedication**B.**Preface**1.**Complex Numbers, Vector Space, and Dirac Notation**2.**Basics of Quantum Mechanics**3.**Matrices and Operators**4.**Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, and Quantum Information Processing**5.**Quantum Gates and Circuits**6.**Tensor Products, Superposition, and Quantum Entanglement**7.**Teleportation and Superdense Coding**8.**Quantum Error Correction**9.**Quantum Algorithms**10.**Quantum Cryptography

**Book Details**

**Title: **Quantum Computing: A Beginner's Introduction

**Publisher: **McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

**Copyright / Pub. Date: **2019 McGraw-Hill Education

**ISBN: **9781260123111

**Authors:****Parag K. Lala, Ph.D.**
is an electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M University—Texarkana and the author or co-author of 7 books and more than 145 technical papers. His current research interests are in quantum computing and cryptography, hardware-based DNA sequence matching, and biologically inspired design of programmable digital systems. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE.

**Description: **
A self-contained, reader-friendly introduction to the principles and applications of quantum computing.
Especially valuable to those without a prior knowledge of quantum mechanics, this electrical engineering text presents the concepts and workings of quantum computing systems in a clear, straightforward, and practical manner. The book is written in a style that helps readers who are not familiar with nonclassical information processing more easily grasp the essential concepts—only prior exposure to classical physics, basic digital design, and introductory linear algebra is assumed.
Quantum Computing: A Beginner's Introduction presents each topic in a tutorial style with examples, illustrations, and diagrams to clarify the material. Written by an experienced electrical engineering educator and author, this is a self-contained resource, with all necessary prerequisite material included.
Coverage includes:
• Complex Numbers, Vector Space, and Dirac Notation
• Basics of Quantum Mechanics
• Matrices and Operators
• Boolean Algebra, Logic Gates, and Quantum Information Processing
• Quantum Gates and Circuits
• Tensor Products, Superposition, and Quantum Entanglement
• Teleportation and Superdense Coding
• Quantum Error Correction
• Quantum Algorithms
• Quantum Cryptography