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Physics - Applied & Technical Physics | Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Hayashi, M., Ishizaka, S., Kawachi, A., Kimura, G., Ogawa, T.

Original Japanese edition published by Kyoritsu Shuppan Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 2012

2015, XIV, 332 p. 31 illus., 1 illus. in color.

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  • Presents the mathematical foundation for quantum information in a very didactic way
  • Summarizes all required mathematical knowledge in linear algebra
  • Supports teaching and learning with more than 100 exercises with solutions
  • Includes brief descriptions to recent results with references
This book presents the basics of quantum information, e.g., foundation of quantum theory, quantum algorithms, quantum entanglement, quantum entropies, quantum coding, quantum error correction and quantum cryptography. The required knowledge is only elementary calculus and linear algebra. This way the book can be understood by undergraduate students. In order to study quantum information, one usually has to study the foundation of quantum theory. This book describes it from more an operational viewpoint which is suitable for quantum information while traditional textbooks of quantum theory lack this viewpoint. The current  book bases on Shor's algorithm, Grover's algorithm, Deutsch-Jozsa's algorithm as basic algorithms. To treat several topics in quantum information, this book covers several kinds of information quantities in quantum systems including von Neumann entropy. The limits of several kinds of quantum information processing are given. As important quantum protocols,this book contains quantum teleportation, quantum dense coding, quantum data compression. In particular conversion theory of entanglement via local operation and classical communication are treated too. This theory provides the quantification of entanglement, which coincides with von Neumann entropy. The next part treats the quantum hypothesis testing. The  decision problem of two candidates of the unknown state are given. The asymptotic performance of this problem is characterized by information quantities. Using this result, the optimal performance of classical information transmission via noisy quantum channel is derived. Quantum information transmission via noisy quantum channel by quantum error correction are discussed too. Based on this topic, the secure quantum communication is explained. In particular, the quantification of quantum security which has not been treated in existing book is explained.  This book treats quantum cryptography from a more practical viewpoint.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Quantum Algorithm - Quantum Channel Coding - Quantum Computing Textbook - Quantum Cryptography - Quantum Entanglement - Quantum Error Correction - Quantum Information Introduction - Quantum Security - Quantum State Discrimination and Estimation

Related subjects » Applications - Applied & Technical Physics - Security and Cryptology - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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