# Essential Mathematics for Quantum Computing

Essential Mathematics for Quantum Computing

Language - English

Updated on Jan, 2023

This eBook includes

Pages : 252

ISBN : 9781801070188

Language : English

### Book description

Demystify quantum computing by learning the math it is built on

Key Features

• Build a solid mathematical foundation to get started with developing powerful quantum solutions
• Understand linear algebra, calculus, matrices, complex numbers, vector spaces, and other concepts essential for quantum computing
• Learn the math needed to understand how quantum algorithms function

Book Description

Quantum computing is an exciting subject that offers hope to solve the world’s most complex problems at a quicker pace. It is being used quite widely in different spheres of technology, including cybersecurity, finance, and many more, but its concepts, such as superposition, are often misunderstood because engineers may not know the math to understand them. This book will teach the requisite math concepts in an intuitive way and connect them to principles in quantum computing.

Starting with the most basic of concepts, 2D vectors that are just line segments in space, you'll move on to tackle matrix multiplication using an instinctive method. Linearity is the major theme throughout the book and since quantum mechanics is a linear theory, you'll see how they go hand in hand. As you advance, you'll understand intrinsically what a vector is and how to transform vectors with matrices and operators. You'll also see how complex numbers make their voices heard and understand the probability behind it all.

It’s all here, in writing you can understand. This is not a stuffy math book with definitions, axioms, theorems, and so on. This book meets you where you’re at and guides you to where you need to be for quantum computing. Already know some of this stuff? No problem! The book is componentized, so you can learn just the parts you want. And with tons of exercises and their answers, you'll get all the practice you need.

What you will learn

• Operate on vectors (qubits) with matrices (gates)
• Define linear combinations and linear independence
• Understand vector spaces and their basis sets
• Rotate, reflect, and project vectors with matrices
• Realize the connection between complex numbers and the Bloch sphere
• Determine whether a matrix is invertible and find its eigenvalues
• Probabilistically determine the measurement of a qubit
• Tie it all together with bra-ket notation

Who this book is for

If you want to learn quantum computing but are unsure of the math involved, this book is for you. If you’ve taken high school math, you’ll easily understand the topics covered. And even if you haven’t, the book will give you a refresher on topics such as trigonometry, matrices, and vectors. This book will help you gain the confidence to fully understand quantum computation without losing you in the process!

## Author Details

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over \$1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.