Quantum Computation: a Tutorial

Research paper by Benoît Valiron

Indexed on: 08 Nov '12Published on: 08 Nov '12Published in: New Generation Computing


This tutorial is the first part of a series of two articles on quantum computation. In this first paper, we present the field of quantum computation from a broad perspective. We review the mathematical background and informally discuss physical implementations of quantum computers. Finally, we present the main primitives used in quantum algorithms.