Quantum Computation

2011

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Ph219/CS219 earlier this year.**

**Course description: **This
one-term course covers quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum
computation, and quantum information theory.

**Class meetings**:
Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:30 in 269 Lauritsen, from
3 January 2011 through 9 March 2011. There will be no lecture on Feb. 7 or Feb.
9. **These lectures have been rescheduled
for Friday Feb. 18 2:00-3:30 and Friday Feb. 25 1:00-2:30 in 269 Lauritsen.**

**Instructor:
**John Preskill
, 206 Annenberg, X-6691, email: preskill@theory.caltech.edu

Teaching assistant:

Isaac Kim, 229 Annenberg, email: ikim@caltech.edu, office hours: Friday 3pm to 5pm.

**Lectures and references:
**The primary reference for most of the lectures will be these lecture
notes (JP). Other useful references are

A good reference for the next few lectures is arXiv:0904.2557 .

**Homework assignments:**

All students taking the course for credit are required to do the homework,
which will be assigned several times each term.
You can hand in the homework in class on the due date, or leave it in
Isaac Kim’s mailbox, on the 3^{rd} floor of Annenberg.

Problem Set 1 [PDF]
(posted Monday 24 January 2011; due Wednesday 9 February 2011).

Problem Set 2 [PDF]
(posted Saturday 5 February 2011; due Wednesday 23 February 2011).

Problem Set 3 [PDF]
(posted Thursday 24 February 2011; due Wednesday 9 March 2011).