ECE 59500 - Applied Quantum Computing I-Fundamentals

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 1

Areas of Specialization(s):

Fields and Optics
Microelectronics and Nanotechnology

Counts as:
CMPE Special Content Elective
EE Elective

Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2021

MA 26500 or MA 26200, PHYS 17200

Requisites by Topic:
Linear Algebra and basic physics

Catalog Description:
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.

Supplementary Information:
This is a 1-credit, 5-week course that will run weeks 1-5 of the semester.

Required Text(s): None.

Recommended Text(s):
  1. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang.

Lecture Outline:

Week Topic
1 Postulates of quantum mechanics
2 Gate-based quantum computing
3 Quantum errors and error correction
4 Adiabatic quantum computing
5 Quantum simulation and NISQ