: Giuliano Benenti
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' Quantum computation and information is a new, rapidly developing interdisciplinary field. Therefore, it is not easy to understand its fundamental concepts and central results without facing numerous technical details. This book provides the reader a useful and not-too-heavy guide. It offers a simple and self-contained introduction; no previous knowledge of quantum mechanics or classical computation is required. Volume I may be used as a textbook for a one-semester introductory course in quantum information and computation, both for upper-level undergraduate students and for graduate students. It contains a large number of solved exercises, which are an essential complement to the text, as they will help the student to become familiar with the subject. The book may also be useful as general education for readers who want to know the fundamental principles of quantum information and computation and who have the basic background acquired from their undergraduate course in physics, mathematics, or computer science. Contents:Introduction to Classical ComputationIntroduction to Quantum MechanicsQuantum ComputationQuantum Communication Readership: Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in physics, mathematics and computer science. Keywords:Quantum Computation;Quantum Information;Quantum Algorithms;Quantum Communication;Quantum Cryptography;Complex Systems;Dynamical Systems;Quantum Chaos;Nanoscience;Quantum OpticsReviews:“The book by Benenti, Casati and Strini is an excellent introduction to the fascinating field of quantum computation and information. The reader is gently introduced to this field starting from the basics in computation and quantum mechanics to the more advanced topics of quantum computation of dynamical systems. The book is written in a very clear way, accessible both to undergraduate and graduate students in physics, computer science and engineering.”Rosario Fazio Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, Italy “The first volume of the present textbook aims at filling the gap between elementary introductory books and more advanced reference manuals. The choice of topics and the emphasis on concepts rather than mathematical technicalities makes it good choice for an introductory course of Quantum Information Theory for physicists or computer scientists with little background in this area. Of particular interest is the description of the links between quantum computation and quantum chaos, a research area in which the authors are leading experts, a topic rarely treated in introductory textbooks. The present volume is a welcomed addition to the existing choice of textbooks in quantum information theory and quantum computation.”Professor G Massimo Palma University of Milan, Italy “This book gives a clear and exhaustive introduction to quantum computation and quantum communication. Together with the second volume it covers all the main topics in the field of quantum information theory. It is suited for a wide audience, ranging from computer scientists to physicists and engineers. It is an effective self-contained textbook for an introductory course in quantum information theory and a precious tool for researchers who wish to approach the field.”Professor Chiara Macchiavello University of Pavia, Italy “The first volume of the two-volume edition is an introduction to the main concepts of quantum computation and information. The book offers a simple, clear and systematic treatment of qubits, quantum gates, various quantum algorithms and quantum communication. The chapters on classical information theory and quantum mechanics make the book easy to read. The book is recommended to undergraduate as well as graduate students in physics, mathematics and computer science. The large number of exercises is supplemented by solutions. The reader is encouraged for active work.”Professor Ioannis Antoniou Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece “Besides giving an excellent introduction to the field it provides a unique perspective on the blending and cross-fertilization between the methods of quantum information and quantum chaos, both areas in which the authors are leading experts.”Marcos Saraceno Comision Nac. de Energia Atomica, Argentina “The authors have done a very good job, succeeding to present the main topics of this domain with remarkable concision and clarity.”Bertrand Georgeot CNRS/Universite Paul Sabatier, France “This book is, on the whole, well-written and readable. The material is presented concisely, and illustrated with simple examples and exercises … the material in the current book is much more compact and easily learned than the phonebook-sized compendium of Nielsen and Chuang. It could serve well as the text for an introductory course … It also contains numerous exercises, which mostly seem well thought out and appropriate to the material presented.”Mathematical Reviews “Reading this book one remarks from the very beginning that it is outstanding and well formulated with both mathematical and verbal respects … This book is didactically well organized and written in a clear language. It can be best recommended to people to whom it is addressed by the authors.”Zentralblatt MATH '