Checking date: 20/06/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Quantum computation and information
Study: Bachelor in Engineering Physics (363)

Coordinating teacher: TORRONTEGUI MUÑOZ, ERIK

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Physics

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Linear algebra Quantum physics Advaced quantum physics
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1. Review of Quantum Mechanics. - Dirac matricial formalism. - Evolution of quantum states. - Density matrix. - Quantum measurement. - Quantum phase. - EPR Paradox and Bell theorem. - Quantum systems and entanglement. 2. Introduction to Computer Science. - Turing machines. - Computational circuits. - Logic gates. 3. Quantum computational circuits. - The qubit. - Qubit operations. - Quantum gates. - Open QSAM: a language for the Quantum Experience (QX) by IBM. 4. Quantum algorithms. - Quantum parallelism. - Deutsch algorithm. - Quantum Fourier transform. - Shor algorithm. - Quantum search algorithms. 5. Quantum information. - Quantum noise. - Quantum operations. - Quantum error-correction. - Quantum information and Shannon entropy. 6. Quantum data compression. 7. Quantum cryptography
Learning activities and methodology
AF1. THEORETICAL-PRACTICAL CLASSES. Knowledge and concepts students mustacquire. Receive course notes and will have basic reference texts.Students partake in exercises to resolve practical problems AF2. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring) or in-group (group tutoring) for students with a teacher.Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/ 100% on- site attendance. AF3. STUDENT INDIVIDUAL WORK OR GROUP WORK.Subjects with 6 credits have 98 hours/0% on-site. AF8. WORKSHOPS AND LABORATORY SESSIONS. Subjects with 3 credits have 4 hours with 100% on-site instruction. Subjects with 6 credits have 8 hours/100% on-site instruction. AF9. FINAL EXAM. Global assessment of knowledge, skills and capacities acquired throughout the course. It entails 4 hours/100% on-site MD1. THEORY CLASS. Classroom presentations by the teacher with IT and audiovisual support in which the subject`s main concepts are developed, while providing material and bibliography to complement student learning MD2. PRACTICAL CLASS. Resolution of practical cases and problem, posed by the teacher, and carried out individually or in a group MD3. TUTORING SESSIONS. Individualized attendance (individual tutoring sessions) or in-group (group tutoring sessions) for students with teacher as tutor. Subjects with 6 credits have 4 hours of tutoring/100% on-site. MD6. LABORATORY PRACTICAL SESSIONS. Applied/experimental learning/teaching in workshops and laboratories under the tutor's supervision.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chuang. Quantum computation and quantum information. 10th Anniversary Edition, Cambridge. 2010
Additional Bibliography
  • C. Cohen-Tannoudji, B. Diu, and F. Laloe. Quantum mechanics. Vol. 1, Wiley, New York,. 1977
  • J. J Sakurai. Modern quantum mechanics. Addison-Wesley. 1994

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.