Quantum Processes Systems, and Information

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Quantum Processes Systems, and Information

By Benjamin Schumacher; Michael Westmoreland

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A new and exciting approach to the basics of quantum theory, this undergraduate textbook contains extensive discussions of conceptual puzzles and over 800 exercises and problems. Beginning with three elementary 'qubit' systems, the book develops the formalism of quantum theory, addresses questions of measurement and distinguishability, and explores the dynamics of quantum systems. In addition to the standard topics covered in other textbooks, it also covers communication and measurement, quantum entanglement, entropy and thermodynamics, and quantum information processing. This textbook gives a broad view of quantum theory by emphasizing dynamical evolution, and exploring conceptual and foundational issues. It focuses on contemporary topics, including measurement, time evolution, open systems, quantum entanglement, and the role of information.

Subject: Physical & Earth Sciences -> Physics -> Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Processes Systems, and Information
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/25/10
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139637576
ISBN 13: 9781139637572
Print ISBN: 9780521875349

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