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Quantum Information Science I, Part 1

edX · Massachusetts Institute of Technology · 2 HN points · 1 HN comments

Want to learn about quantum bits, quantum logic gates, quantum algorithms, and quantum communications, and know some linear algebra but haven’t yet learned much about quantum mechanics? This is the course for you!
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There's Quantum Information Science (https://www.edx.org/course/quantum-information-science-i) on edX.

Pros:

- It's an MIT graduate class (this could be a con if you are a beginner in other areas and not just in quantum computation).

- It's taught by Isaac Chuang (of Nielsen & Chuang, the leading textbook on quantum computing) and Peter Shor (of the Shor factoring algorithm, the most famous quantum algorithm).

Cons:

- Shor does 90% of the lectures, and he is... not a good teacher.

- When I took it, there was almost zero support (e.g., when there were bugs in the problem sets).

I'm glad I took it, because it induced me to learn a bunch of material I had been wanting to learn for a while, but compared to what it could have been it was pretty disappointing.

Jan 15, 2018 · 2 points, 0 comments · submitted by okket
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