Introduction to Quantum Computing

Conclusion and test

In this lesson, you will review and demonstrate your knowledge of quantum computing.

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Q Experience

1.       Review

Here is a list of the topics presented in this introduction to Quantum Computing. You can look back at each lesson, and remind yourself of what you have learned.

Lesson

Topic

Main ideas

1

Why quantum: How big is a bit?

Digital computers use binary digits

The volume of a binary digit has been shrinking

The time when a binary digit will be as small as an atom may be in the next 10-20 years.

2

What is a qubit?

What atoms are made of

Representing quantum particles like atoms with the Bloch sphere.

How a qubit is constructed

 

3

Writing my first quantum score

Creating an account on the IBM Q Experience

Using Composer

Measuring qubit quantum states and their probabilities

4

Quantum gates

The Pauli X, Y and Z gates

Combinations of gates on a single qubit

5

Superposition

The Hadamard gate

Probability of output states

Superposition for multiple qubits

The simple Lisiecki program

6

Entanglement

The CNOT gate

Groverís selection algorithm

7

Project

Implementing your own quantum program

Documenting the quantum score, output and programming intention

 

 

 

 

2.       Test

Here is a short test to help you confirm what you know about quantum computing. Click on the arrow to take the test

 Check quiz: Conclusion test

 

3.       Fun

If you have finished the test, why not relax with a game of quantum battleships?