Course Syllabus
Week Topics and Readings Homework/Deliverables
1
Jan24
Introductions & Course Overview: Projects, Pres, etc.
QM Preface & Nomenclature IBM-QC-conf
Chap 1 Intro - Qubits and Quantum Computation p 1-28
Introductions
Finalize teams/projects
Nielsen Videos.
2
Jan31
Chap 1 Intro - Quantum Alg, Processing, Info p 28-50
Linear Alg 3D-Rotations Logic Review Spectral Decomp
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
Ex 2.9, 2.11, 2.19
Math Calculators
Exercise Solutions
3
Feb7
Chap 2 Postulates of Quantum Mechanics p80-97
QC Background Pauli Eigen Structure Operators
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
Ex 2.51-2.53
Project teams
PhD presentations
4
Feb14
Chap 2 Superdense Coding (selected sections) p97-98
Chap 3 Intro to Computer Science (discussed)
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
Draft1 Proj Paper
5
Feb21
Chap 4 Quantum Circuits (selected sections)
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
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6
Feb28
Appendix - Public Key Cryptography & RSA (student)
Chap 5 Q Fourier Transform & Apps (sel sec) (student)
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
Draft2 Proj Paper
7
Mar7
Midterm Take-home Exam -
Mar15 Spring Break - No Class -
8
Mar21
SNOW - Pace University closed -
9
Mar28
Visit to IBM: 1:00-5:30 (arrive 12:45)
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10
Apr4
Quantum Key Distribution
Chap 7 Q Computers: Realization (sel sec)
Draft3 Proj Paper
11
Apr11
Chap 6 Quantum Search Alg (sel sec)
Quantum Error Correction (also see Chap 10) (student)
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12
Apr18
Chap 8 Quantum Noise/Operations (sel sec)
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
Final Draft for review
13
Apr25
Review for Final/Qualifying Exam
Complete project work, technical paper
Final Proj Paper 12pm
14
May2
Chap 9 Dist Measures for Q Info (sel sec)
Practical hands-on tools, SDKs, etc.
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May4 Research Day Conference -
15
May9
Final/Qualifying Exam -