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Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Vlatko Vedral


In addition to treating quantum communication, entanglement, error correction, and algorithms in great depth, this book also addresses a number of interesting miscellaneous topics, such as Maxwell's demon, Landauer's erasure, the Bekenstein bound, and Caratheodory's treatment of the second law of thermodynamics. All mathematical derivations are based on clear physical pictures which make even the most involved results — such as the Holevo bound — look comprehensible and transparent. Quantum information is a fascinating topic precisely because it shows that the laws of information processing ar ... More

Keywords: quantum information, quantum communication, quantum entanglement, quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, Landauer's erasure, Bekenstein bound, thermodynamics, Holevo bound, quantum mechanics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199215706
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vlatko Vedral, author
Centenary Professor of Quantum Information, University of Leeds