Books

This is the *start* of a list of books about quantum computing.  Please send any additional suggestions using the Contact form.

Quantum Computing For Babies – Actually a book about quantum computers, actually aimed at babies (this is not like the “For Dummies” range).

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information: 10th Anniversary Edition – One of the most cited books in quantum computing of all time.

Quantum Computing since Democritus – Written by noted quantum computing theorist Scott Aaronson, this book takes readers on a tour through some of the deepest ideas of maths, computer science and physics.

Programming The Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos – The universe is made of bits of information and it has been known for more than a century that every piece of the the universe – every electron, atom and molecule – registers these bits and that information.

Computing with Quantum Cats: From Colossus to Qubits – In his fascinating study of this cutting-edge technology, John Gribbin updates his previous views on the nature of quantum reality, arguing for a universe of many parallel worlds where ‘everything is real’.

Classical and Quantum Computation (Graduate Studies in Mathematics (Z)) – This book is an introduction to a new rapidly developing theory of quantum computing. It starts with the introduction of general quantum formalism (pure states, density matrices, and superoperators), universal gate sets and approximation theorems. Then the authors study various quantum computation algorithms.

Foundations of Quantum Programming – Foundations of Quantum Programming discusses how new programming methodologies and technologies developed for current computers can be extended to exploit the unique power of quantum computers

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. III: Quantum Mechanics – Ranging from the basic principles of Newtonian physics through such formidable theories as general relativity and quantum mechanics, Feynman’s lectures stand as a monument of clear exposition and deep insight.

Introduction to Quantum Information Science (Oxford Graduate Texts) – This book offers a concise introduction to the popular field of quantum information. It has originated in a series of invited lecture courses at various universities in different countries.