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What will you learn this week?
This week is your quantum orientation. What is quantum as compared to classical computing? And, what is classical computing for that matter? You’ll be introduced to the big picture and some of the tools you’ll need in the subject.
What will you be able to do at the end of this week 1?
At the end of this module, you should be able to answer these questions:
Why is digital computing called “classical” and my laptop called a “classical” computer?
When and why did quantum computing form as a field?
What is so exciting about quantum computing anyway?
What might power quantum computers?
Where can you find tools to do quantum programming and how do you use them?
(The latter two will be covered in Lab 1. Link will be available after the lecture.)

What is classical computing?

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Brief history of quantum computing

Where are we now?

What makes quantum computing so powerful?

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Quantum theorist by day, father by night. Occasionally moonlights as a children’s book author. www.csferrie.com @csferrie

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