ECE595 Fall 2020: Course Textbooks

I will be using a variety of sources for the course (none of them are required). Excellent introductions to quantum computing for non-physicists are given by:

  • “Quantum Computer Science: An Introduction” by David Mermin

  • “Quantum Computing: A Gentle Introduction” by Eleanor Rieffel and Wolfgang Polak.

More extensive texts on quantum information and computation, which can be excellent material for those wishing to further explore the subject:

  • “Quantum Computation and Information” by Nielson & Chuang

  • “From Classical to Quantum Shannon Theory” by Mark M. Wilde. The draft, pre-publication copy is available on the arXiv here.

  • The lecture notes by John Preskill found here