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MATH 4821 [0.5 credit] Quantum Computing (Honours)

Space of quantum bits; entanglement. Observables in quantum mechanics. Density matrix and Schmidt decomposition. Quantum cryptography. Classical and quantum logic gates. Quantum Fourier transform. Shor's quantum algorithm for factorization of integers.
Precludes additional credit for COMP 4114.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 2152 (or MATH 2107) with a grade of C+ or better, and permission of the School.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as MATH 5821, for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures three hours a week.