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
|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.
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.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
(two assignments and a final written report)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Ability to use probability theory methods to carry out calculations quantifying classical and quantum information.
- Demonstrate and argue the differences between classical and quantum information theory.
- Ability to carry out some investigation in an application of information theory writing a report with appropriate mathematical standards.
|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
|Course organiser||Dr Joan Simon Soler
Tel: (0131 6)50 8571
|Course secretary||Mr Martin Delaney
Tel: (0131 6)50 6427