Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence | Automatic Quantum Computer Programming - A Genetic Programming Approach

Automatic Quantum Computer Programming

A Genetic Programming Approach

Series: Genetic Programming, Vol. 7

Spector, Lee

Originally published as a monograph

1st ed. 2004. 2nd printing 2006, XI, 154 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$99.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-0-387-36791-0

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-0-387-36496-4

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • About this book

Computer science will be radically transformed if ongoing efforts to build large-scale quantum computers eventually succeed and if the properties of these computers meet optimistic expectations. Nevertheless, computer scientists still lack a thorough understanding of the power of quantum computing, and it is not always clear how best to utilize the power that it is understood. This dilemma exists because quantum algorithms are difficult to grasp and even more difficult to write. Despite large-scale international efforts, only a few important quantum algorithms are documented, leaving many essential questions about the potential of quantum algorithms unanswered.

These unsolved problems are ideal challenges for the application of automatic programming technologies. Genetic programming techniques, in particular, have already produced several new quantum algorithms and it is reasonable to expect further discoveries in the future. Theses methods will help researchers to discover how additional practical problems can be solved using quantum computers, and they will also help to guide theoretical work on both the power and limits of quantum computing.

Automatic Quantum Computer Programming provides an introduction to quantum computing for non-physicists, as well as an introduction to genetic programming for non-computer-scientists. The book explores several ways in which genetic programming can support automatic quantum computer programming and presents detailed descriptions of specific techniques, along with several examples of their human-competitive performance on specific problems. Source code for the author’s QGAME quantum computer simulator is included as an appendix, and pointers to additional online resources furnish the reader with an array of tools for automatic quantum computer programming.

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It not only introduces quantum computing, but also genetic programming and the author’s original genetic programming system ‘PushGP’ which is used to evolve the quantum algorithms discussed in later chapters. The book is comprehensive, with wonderfully clear illustrations and comes with a Lisp-based quantum simulator program. Truly recommended for readers interested in gaining knowledge about exciting frontiers of computer science."

—Wolfgang Banzhaf
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Content Level » Research

Keywords » QGAME - Spector - automatic programming - evolutionary computation - genetic algorithms - genetic programming - quantum algorithm - quantum algorithms - quantum computer - quantum computing

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Artificial Intelligence - Quantum Physics - Software Engineering

Table of contents / Sample pages 

The Power of Quantum Computing.- Quantum Computer Simulation.- Quantum Computer Programming.- Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.- Genetic Programming.- Evolution of Complex Programs.- Evolution of Quantum Programs.- Evolved Quantum Programs.- Conclusions and Prospects.

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics).