Math 410-02, Introduction to Quantum Computing Spring 2010


There are more information on http://blackboard.wm.edu/.


Instructor: Chi-Kwong Li

Course description: An introduction of the mathematics background of quantum computing will be given based on
the first 11 chapters of the following required textbook.

Additional references:

The course may lead to undergraduate research opportunities in the summer sponsored by the NSF CSUMS grant at William and Mary:
http://web.wm.edu/mathematics/CSUMS.php?&=&svr=www

Homework will be assigned every lecture and due the following Tuesday.
Homework sessions will be conducted on Monday by the Mellon Teaching Fellows: Virginia Forstall and Aaron Herman.

Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extra-credits will be given to successful (or partially successful) attempts.


Assessment
            
     Quizzes (20 min. each) on Feb. 4, 18, Mar. 25, April 8, 22.
    
     Exams:  Mid-term   March 4    1:20 hrs  (9:30-11:00 a.m.)
             Final      May  11    3    hrs  (9:00-noon)
    
     Grades (for homework, quizzes, exams, final grade, etc.):

     %: 0 - 60 - 65 - 70 - 75 - 80 - 83 - 87 - 90 - 93 - 100
          F    D    C-   C    C+   B-   B    B+   A-    A
     
     Assessment: Homework  Quizzes   Mid-term    Final
    
                   20%       20%       25%       35%
   
               (Extra credit problems may add another 5%)