Quantum Computing for Beginners

A class for quantum enthusiasts

Category: Chapter Releases

Chapter 7 public release

Final problems related to Shor’s factoring algorithm, physical qubit experiments, and the D-Wave developer kit. Solutions are also available.

Chapter 6 public release

Chapter 6 is now publicly available, in which Elina develops quantum circuit notation. This is meant to replace Chapter 4-and-a-half, which was written at a different level than the rest of the chapters.

Chapter 5 public release

Chapter 5 is now publicly available, in which Lise Meitner teaches you about the double-slit experiment and measurement.

Illustrations by Stephen Rice, including the awesome chibi version of Dirac, Pauli, and Heisenberg as the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz.

Chapter 4 public release

Chapter 4 is now publicly available, in which Wolfgang Pauli teaches you about quantum gates, adjoints, and tensor products of unitary matrices.

Illustration by Stephen Rice.

Chapter 3 public release

Chapter 3 is now publicly available, in which Paul Dirac teaches you about vector spaces, inner products, and orthonormal bases.

Illustration by Stephen Rice.

Chapter 4 is also available for unlocking if you are registered for the class.

Chapter 2 public release

Chapter 2 is now available for public download, in which we meet our heroes, Alan Turing and Richard Feynman, and they have the seed of the idea to use quantum physics for building computing machines.