University of Edinburgh Quantum Information

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University of Edinburgh Quantum Information

Undergraduate Course: Quantum Information (MATH11169)

Course Outline
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).
– Mathematics background : finite dimensional Hilbert spaces and tensor products.
– Axioms of quantum theory.
– Density matrices and entanglement.
– Quantum information (von Neumann entropy), properties and applications.

This is an introductory course on information and quantum theory aimed at Mathematics students. It emphasises the axioms and mathematical structures behind quantum mechanics.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Probability (MATH08066) OR Probability with Applications (MATH08067)) AND Honours Algebra (MATH10069) Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
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)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Ability to use probability theory methods to carry out calculations quantifying classical and quantum information.
  2. Demonstrate and argue the differences between classical and quantum information theory.
  3. Ability to carry out some investigation in an application of information theory writing a report with appropriate mathematical standards.
Reading List
Cover & Thomas, ‘Elements of Information Theory’, Wiley 2005.
Nielsen & Chuang, ‘Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, CUP 2000.
Preskill – lectures on Quantum Computation (online).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Keywords QI
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Joan Simon Soler
Tel: (0131 6)50 8571
Email: J.Simon@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mr Thomas Robinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4885
Email: Thomas.Robinson@ed.ac.uk