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Quantum Information: An Overview Paperback – October 29, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-1441922588 ISBN-10: 144192258X Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007

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"This book provides a concise overview over quantum information theory. [It] can be recommended to researchers in other fields who wants to get a fast and sound overview over the subject... [S]uitable for students... For researchers... can serve as a compact reference book." (Michael Keyl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1166, 2009)

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"This is a comprehensive overview of quantum information, including computation, communication and cryptography. … The bibliography is extremely comprehensive. The book can be recommended as a useful resource for researchers in any area of quantum information, including those who are familiar with one topic and wish to enter another." (Simon J. Gay, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 c)

"As the title states, this book provides a concise overview over quantum information theory … . This is … a nice book which can be recommended to researchers in other fields who wants to get a fast and sound overview over the subject. It is also suitable for students learning quantum information theory … . For researchers working in quantum information theory it … can serve as a compact reference book." (Michael Keyl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1166, 2009)

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This book is a comprehensive yet concise overview of quantum information science, which is a rapidly developing area of interdisciplinary investigation that now plays a significant role in physics, information technology and engineering. It is a handy reference for practitioners and students covering quantum mechanics, quantum key distribution, quantum computation and quantum communication, as well as explicating foundational issues of these topics. Specific protocols for quantum coding, quantum teleportation, quantum key distribution, quantum data compression and entanglement purification are discussed, as are quantum algorithms, including the Deutsch-Jozsa, Shor and Grover algorithms. Appendices on the mathematics of quantum information science and postulates of quantum mechanics are included. The book contains more than 25 illustrations that encapsulate essential ideas and fundamental constructs of quantum information science. The bibliography contains more than 400 articles from the literature of quantum mechanics and information science. Foreword by Prof. Tommaso Toffoli.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 284 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007 edition (October 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144192258X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441922588
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #146,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

EDUCATION:

Ph.D. Physics, Boston University (Thesis advisor: Abner Shimony), 1995.

B.Sc. Mathematics , Philosophy, Physics , Univ. of Wisconsin, 1986.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

2009-present: Associate Professor, Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CGS), Boston University, Boston, MA

2003-2009: Assistant Professor, Natural Science (CGS), Boston University, Boston, MA.

2001-2002, Summer 2005: Senior Research Assoc. (ENG), Quantum Imaging Laboratory, Photonics, ECE, Boston University, Boston, MA.

1998-1999: Guest Researcher, Physics Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.

1996-1997: Lecturer, Dept. of Mathematics (CAS), Boston University, Boston, MA.

1996-1997: Lecturer, Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Stonehill College, Stonehill, MA.

1995: Research Associate, Dibner Institute, Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA.

1994-1996: Assistant Professor, Natural Science (CGS), Boston University, Boston, MA.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Ann on December 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Since this new field of quantum information is rapidly maturing, there currently exist many excellent textbooks from which to choose from in order to learn basic ideas and acquire technical tools. This book has a different aim, as suggested by its name and as eloquently introduced in the foreword by Prof. Tommaso Toffoli, "In one word, this is a 'responsible' book, the rest is commentary."

As a third year graduate student myself with eight months of active research in the field, the value of this text for me was that it clearly tied together the most important ideas from each subfield of quantum information. The reader is unburdened by pages and pages of proofs in the body of the text. For that, there's a 477 item bibliography at the end that guides the reader to the original source. [...]

Not having proofs does not imply lack of depth, but leaves room for insightful commentary and interesting historical tidbits (page 52 footnote: "...(John) Bell had himself officially listed as a 'quantum engineer' in the CERN personnel directory.") In addition to the articulate running commentary, it's very important to note that there exists enough material that this book could also be used as a reference.

This book should be required reading for any working physicist within the field, as well as those in related fields with familiarity of quantum mechanics. Anyone without formal training in quantum mechanics could still benefit by skipping the points not dealing directly with the formalism, especially in the introductions to the chapters and sections.

Overall, a coherent and very useful book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Guy on May 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
I am a physicist working in the field of quantum information. I looked for a book on quantum information that is clear, concise and up-to-date. I found two such books: Quantum Information/Barnett and this book. I think the former book is much clearer than this book, but this book also has certain advantages which include:

- High level
- Relative clarity
- Concentration on physics and not just mathematics
- Book is Concise and has no long mathematical proofs, for which only references are given. As a result, the book covers a large amount of material.

The disadvantages I found were:

- Sometimes the discussion is too concise, and this hurts clarity.
- Explicit calculations are not given and therefore the reader's ability to solve problems is not improved.
- No exercises at the end of chapters
- Too many footnotes. Some of the footnotes are redundant.

In summary, I think Quantum Information/Barnett is suitable for the introductory level , while this book is better for the intermediate to advanced level.
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