Description of the course for the semester (13971398)

This is the first part of a two semester course on quantum computation
(Winter of 1397) and quantum information (Fall of 1398) taught be me in
Sharif University of Technology. It is open to
all Phd and MS students from departments of physics, mathematics,
computer science and electrical engineering. Only in rare cases
undergraduate students can enroll in this course. At the end of the
course, the student is supposed to be able to follow the the existing
literature on the subject and prepare him or herself for doing original
research.
Prerequisites

Knowledge with basic principles of quantum mechanics is absolutely
necessary. Those who have not taken a course in quantum mechanics, can
first go through the lecture notes of quantum
mechanics. Our emphasis in the class will be on problem solving so
the students are required to stuy a great deal on their own.
Sources for your study

I will use various sources, books, review articles and lecture notes.
Some of them are as follows:
 Each time I teach the course, I update the content of the lecture notes.
 Quantum Computation and Information; Nielsen and Chuang, Cambridge University Press,
 Lectures on Quantum Computation; John Preskill,
 Lectures on Quantum Information, edited by Dagmar Bruß and Gerd Leuchs, (John Wiely 2007) which is a collection of very good pedagogical articles on various topics.
Important Notes:

After each lecture I upload a pdf file in Persian which contains the
main topic covered in the class and a set of problems. There will be
one midterms + one final exam. Your success in these exams essentially
hinges on solving these problems. Note that the lecture notes are in
the form of preliminary drafts and require a lot of expansions and
polishing. Hence they are not a substitute for your own study from
books which you may find appropriate.
Important Dates:
 First MidTerm Exam: Thursday 5 Ordibehesht 1398:
 Final exama: as announced in edu system.
Teaching Assistant:
 Vahid Jannesari
Lecture notes:
 0An
introduction to Quantum Computation and Computation (Final version)
 1Mathematical prerequisites for quantum mechanics (not taught in the class) updated (1396/12/10)
 2Basics of quantum mechanics (not taught in the class)
 3Density
matrices(Final version)
 4Nonlocality
(Final version)(updated 1396/12/10)
 5Generalized
measurements
(Final
version)
(updated 1396/12/10)
 6Dynamics of open quantum systems (updated 1397/2/17)
 7Simple quantum information processing(updated 1397/2/17)
 8Circuit
model of classical computation (updated
1398/1/24)
 9Circuit model for quantum computation (updated 1397/2/17)
 10Simple quantum algorithms(updated 1397/2/17)
 11Quantum
search algorithm
 12Shor
Algorithm (updated
1397/3/3)
 13Theory of computation (Final version 2 updated on 10th of Day, simpler problems.)
 14Distance
measures of quantum states (version 1)
 15Quantum error correcting codes  part I ( updated 16 Mehr 1397)
 16Quantum error correcting codes  part II ( updated 1st Farvardin 1396)
 17Classical
Information TheoryPart I (Updated 30 Aban 1398)
 18Classical
Information TheoryPart 2 (Updated 25 Day 1398)
 19Quantum Information TheoryPart 1(Updated 2 Azar 1398)
 20Quantum Information TheoryPart 2.
 21Topological
Quantum Computation.(updated 15 Day 1397)
 Appendix
1Introduction to group theory (Under
revision)
 Appendix
2Introduction to number theory (Under
revision)
 Appendix
4Hidden subgroup problem (Under
revision)