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LinuxFoundationX: Introduction to Quantum Circuits

Learn the fundamentals of quantum computing and build your capacity for performing quantum experiments using quantum computers on the cloud.

Introduction to Quantum Circuits
7 weeks
1–2 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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Starts Feb 28
Ends Oct 3

About this course

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Quantum computing is expected to impact all industries, ranging from cybersecurity to medicine. It provides a promise to solve many problems faster and more efficiently than classical computers. This course will introduce you to the core concepts related to quantum computing and give you an opportunity to explore IBM Q Experience Visual Composer. This graphical quantum programming tool lets you build quantum circuits and run them on real quantum hardware or simulators.

Geared towards anyone new to the field of quantum computing, this course is intended for a large audience, ranging from high school students to working professionals who do not have prior knowledge about quantum computing or those wishing to strengthen their foundational knowledge.

This course discusses the basics of quantum computing. You will gain an understanding of the technology landscape—the present state and the future potential of quantum computing. You will also learn how to create quantum circuits for various quantum algorithms and be able to interact with quantum hardware using IBM Q Visual Composer.

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  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English

What you'll learn

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  • Discuss the basics of quantum computing
  • Gain an understanding of the technology landscape, specifically the present and future of quantum computing
  • Create quantum circuits for various quantum algorithms
  • Interface with quantum hardware using IBM Q Visual Composer
  • Welcome!

  • Chapter 1: Motivation for Quantum Computing

  • Chapter 2: Understanding Superposition and Measurement in Quantum Mechanics

  • Chapter 3: Understanding Qubits in More Detail

  • Chapter 4: Quantum Entanglement and Bell’s Theorem

  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Quantum Gates and Circuits

  • Chapter 6: Hands-on Lab on IBM Q Experience Visual Composer

  • Chapter 7: Deutsch Algorithm

  • Chapter 8: What’s Next

  • Final Exam (Verified track only)

Who can take this course?

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