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Quantum Information: An Introduction [Hardcover]

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Recently, quantum information theory has been developing through a fusion of results from various research fields. This requires that understanding of basic results on diverse topics, and derived from different disciplinary perspectives, is required for appreciating the overall picture. Intended to merge key topics from both the information-theoretic and quantum- mechanical viewpoints, this graduate-level textbook provides a unified viewpoint of quantum information theory and lucid explanations of those basic results, so that the reader fundamentally grasps advances and challenges. For example, advanced topics in quantum communication such as quantum teleportation, superdense coding, quantum state transmission (quantum error-correction), and quantum encryption especially benefit from this unified approach. Unlike earlier treatments, the text requires knowledge of only linear algebra, probability theory, and quantum mechanics, while it treats the topics of quantum hypothesis testing and the discrimination of quantum states, and quantum channel coding (message transmission) with the minimal amount of math needed to convey their essence. Solving the more than 240 exercises provides readers with practice that not only enriches their knowledge of quantum information theory, but also can equip them with the techniques necessary for pursuing their own research in this field.

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Pages   424
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.37" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.87"
Weight:   1.63 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 2, 2006
Publisher   Springer
ISBN  3540302654  
ISBN13  9783540302650  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Hiroshi Imai was born in 1958 at Kobe, Japan. He obtained B.Eng. in Mathematical Engineering, and M.Eng. and D.Eng. in Information Engineering, University of Tokyo in 1981, 1983 and 1986, respectively. In 1986-1990, he was an associate professor of Department of Computer Science and Communication Engineering, Kyushu University. He was also a visiting associate professor at School of Computer Science, McGill University in 1987 and a visiting scientist at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 1988. Since 1990, he joined Department of Information Science, University of Tokyo. He is now a professor in Department of Computer Science, Univeristy of Tokyo. He has been a project leader of ERATO Quantum Computation and Information Project, JST from 2000. His research interests include quantum information science, algorithmics, computational geometry, and optimization.

Masahito Hayashi was born in Japan in 1971.He received the B. S. degree from Faculty of Sciences in Kyoto University, Japan, in 1994 and the M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in Mathematics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He worked in Kyoto University as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society of the Promotion of Science from 1998 to 2000, and worked in the Laboratory for Mathematical Neuroscience, Brain Science Institute, RIKEN from 2000 to 2003.In 2003, he joined Quantum Computation and Information Project, ERATO, JST as the Research Head. He also works in Superrobust Computation Project Information Science and Technology Strategic Core (21st Century COE by MEXT) Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. The University of Tokyo as Adjunct Associate Professor from 2004. He is an EditorialBoard of International Journal of Quantum Information, and is the author of Quantum Information Theory, which will be published from Springer in this March. He also edited "Asymptotic Theory of Quantum Statistical Inference: Selected Papers" (World Scientific 2005) and Special Issue of EQIS'03 conference in International Journal of Quantum Information. His research interests include quantum information theory and quantum statistical inference.

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Save your money  Jan 5, 2008
This text is mathematically and analytically dense, but for no good reason. In addition, it seems the author cannot be bothered by providing any type of motivation. The author meanders in his presentation, as well, with no discernible final goal or objective. The result is a manuscript that is utterly unreadable. Save your money.
Not an introduction at all, but very impressive  Nov 10, 2006
This book is an apparently very good translation from a previous Japanese version. It is packed with extremely technical results perhaps not available elsewhere. The title is rather deceptive. It is not by any means an introduction to the topic.

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