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    5 Weeks
  • Effort:
    7–8 hours per week
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    Advanced
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English
  • Course Type:
    Instructor-led on a course schedule

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Prerequisites

Undergraduate linear algebra, physics, and chemistry

About this course

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This fundamentals course is part 1 of the series of quantum computing courses and covers aspects from fundamentals to present-day hardware platforms to quantum software and programming. This course provides the essential foundations required to understand computing models built from the principles of quantum mechanics.

This course requires a minimal set of engineering and science prerequisites but will allow students to develop a physical and intuitive understanding of the topics.

Attention:

Quantum Computing 1: Fundamentals is an essential prerequisite to Quantum Computing 2: Hardware and Quantum Computing 3: Algorithm and Software. Learners should plan to complete Fundamentals before enrolling in the Hardware or the Algorithm and Software courses.

What you'll learn

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  • Postulates of quantum mechanics
  • Gate-based quantum computing
  • Quantum errors and error correction
  • Adiabatic quantum computing
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum machine learning

Meet your instructors

Pramey Upadhyaya
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

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