- Homework 7 [pdf,ps] due Friday 11/7, Solutions [pdf,ps]
- Homework 6 [pdf,ps] due Friday 10/10, Solutions [pdf,ps]
- Homework 5 [pdf,ps] due Friday 10/3 (extended to 10/10), Solutions [pdf,ps]
- Homework 4 [pdf,ps] due Friday 9/26, Solutions [pdf,ps]
- Homework 3 [pdf,ps] due Friday 9/19, Solutions [pdf,ps]
- Homework 2 [pdf,ps] due Friday 9/12, Solutions [pdf,ps]
- Homework 1 [pdf,ps] due Friday 9/5, Solutions [pdf,ps]

Topic |
Notes (modified) |
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1 | 8/26 | Qubits, Measurements | [pdf,ps] (8/30) | |

2 | 8/28 | Bell States, Bell Inequalities | [pdf,ps] (8/30) | |

3 | 9/2 | Hilbert Spaces, Tensor Products | [pdf,ps] (9/4) | |

4 | 9/4 | Unitary Evolution, No Cloning Theorem, Superdense Coding | [pdf,ps] (9/6) | |

5 | 9/9 | Universal Gate Sets, Schrödinger's Equation, Quantum Teleportation | [pdf,ps] (9/15) | |

6 | 9/11 | operators, Physical Postulates, Hamiltonians | [pdf,ps] (9/20) | |

7 | 9/16 | Planck-Einstein,Schrödinger eq., position/momentum reps., deBroglie | [pdf,ps] (9/22) | |

8 | 9/18 | Uncertainty relations, r and p operators, free particle SE, particle-on-ring SE | [pdf,ps] (9/26) | |

9 | 9/23 | Introduction to Spin - Magnetic Moment | scan:[pdf,ps] | |

10 | 9/25 | Spin Properties, Angular Momentum | [pdf,ps] (10/2) | |

11 | 9/30 | Manipulating Spins, B-fields |
[pdf,ps] (10/6)
scan: [pdf,ps] | |

12 | 10/2 | Spin Precession |
[pdf,ps] (10/7) scan: [pdf,ps] | |

13 | 10/7 | Spin resonance, 2-slit expt., entanglement | scan: [pdf,ps] | |

14 | 10/9 | Atoms as 2-level Systems | scan: [pdf,ps] | |

15 | 10/14 | Atoms and Photons - atomic qubits | scan: [pdf,ps] | |

16 | 10/16 |
Midterm Quiz
Topics:
[pdf,ps]
Mean 54.2, StDev 16.8
Solutions:
[pdf,ps]
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17 | 10/21 | Photon Polarization - photon qubits | scan: [pdf,ps] | |

18 | 10/23 | Reversibility, Quantum Circuits | [pdf,ps] (10/29) | |

19 | 10/28 | Quantum Fourier Transform |
[pdf,ps] (12/3)
scan: [pdf,ps] | |

20 | 10/30 | Quantum Factoring Algorithm | scan: [pdf,ps] | |

21 | 11/4 | Quantum Teleportation Experiments |
scan: [pdf,ps]
Nature | |

22 | 11/6 | Density matrices, Decoherence | scan: [pdf] (11/12) | |

23 | 11/13 | NMR Quantum Computation: guest lecturer Thaddeus Ladd, Stanford |
outline: [pdf] slides: [pdf] (11/13) | |

24 | 11/18 | Silicon-based Quantum Computation: guest lecturer Thomas Schenkel, LBNL | slides: [pdf] (11/19) | |

25 | 11/20 | Quantum Key Distribution: guest lecturer Richard Hughes, LANL |
slides: [pdf] (12/2)
supplementary material: [pdf] | |

26 | 11/25 | Optical Lattice Quantum Computer: guest lecturer Jiri Vala, UCB | slides: [pdf] (11/27) | |

27 | 12/2 | Project Presentations | ||

28 | 12/4 | Dirac Equation |

Here are a few suggestions of broad topics for projects. We will add to this list, and you should feel free to suggest any topic that you are interested in. When you are ready, please email the course instructors the composition of your team, the topic, and a brief description. You are also encouraged to discuss your topic in person with any of the faculty.

quant-ph refers to the Los Alamos archives: link

Monday 9-10 in 361 Birge

crommie@physics

Tuesday 3:45-4:45 in 671 Soda

vazirani@cs

whaley@uclink

Wednesday 1:30-2:30 in 593 Soda

breic@cs

Thursday 4:30-5:30 in 46 Gilman

vonkorff@socrates

- Los Alamos archive of papers and preprints on Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation: link
- John Preskill's Quantum Computation course at Caltech: link
- Umesh Vazirani's Quantum Computation course at UC Berkeley: link
- Daniel Lidar's page of teaching links for Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Computation: link

For all topics, the first recommended reading is the lecture notes. For a second point of view, or if the notes are confusing, try the other sources listed below.

**On quantum computation**

- Nielsen and Chuang,
__Quantum Computation and Quantum Information__

An encyclopedic reference.

- Pittenger, Arthur O.
__An introduction to Quantum Computing Algorithms__

Elementary introduction to algorithms. - Lo, Popescu and Spiller,
__Introduction to Quantum Computation and Information__

Introductory review chapters to basic concepts and tools. - Kitaev, Shen and Vyalyi,
__Classical and Quantum Computation__

Thorough treatment.

**Mathematical background**

- Strang, Gilbert.
__Linear Algebra and Its Applications__

Good review of matrix theory and applications. - Jordan, Thomas F.
__Linear operators for Quantum Mechanics__

Thorough presentation of operators and mathematical structure.

**On quantum mechanics in general**

- Feynman, Richard P.
__The Feynman Lectures on Physics__, volume 3

A famous introduction to undergraduate physics. Good section on 2-state systems. - Griffiths, David J.
__Quantum Mechanics__

Very clear explanations, doesn't cover everything. - Liboff, Richard L.
__Introductory Quantum Mechanics__

Good coverage, explanations medium. See Ch. 16 in the new (4th) edition for intro. to Quantum Computing. - Baym, Gordon.
__Lectures on Quantum Mechanics__

Graduate level textbook. Very clear exposition of the physics. - Feynman, Richard.
__QED__

Nice leisure reading.