University of Edinburgh Quantum Information
Undergraduate Course: Quantum Information (MATH11169)
|School||School of Mathematics||College||College of Science and Engineering|
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Year 5 Undergraduate)||Availability||Available to all students|
|SCQF Credits||10||ECTS Credits||5|
|Summary||This is an introductory course on information and quantum theory aimed at Mathematics students. It emphasises the axioms and mathematical structures behind quantum mechanics.|
|Course description||The course provides the language and tools for the study of more modern topics such as quantum information and quantum computation.
– Classical information theory (probability distributions, Shannon entropy).
This is an introductory course on information and quantum theory aimed at Mathematics students. It emphasises the axioms and mathematical structures behind quantum mechanics.
|Pre-requisites||Students MUST have passed: ( Probability (MATH08066) OR Probability with Applications (MATH08067)) AND Honours Algebra (MATH10069)||Co-requisites|
|Prohibited Combinations||Other requirements||None|
|High Demand Course?||Yes|
|Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1)||Quota: None|
|Course Start||Semester 1|
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)||Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )|
|Assessment (Further Info)||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %|
|Additional Information (Assessment)||Coursework 100%
(two assignments and a final written report)
|No Exam Information|
|On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
|Cover & Thomas, ‘Elements of Information Theory’, Wiley 2005.
Nielsen & Chuang, ‘Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, CUP 2000.
Preskill – lectures on Quantum Computation (online).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills||Not entered|
|Course organiser||Dr Joan Simon Soler
Tel: (0131 6)50 8571
|Course secretary||Mr Thomas Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4885