Introduction to Topological Quantum Computation
Jiannis K. Pachos, Cambridge University Press
Combining physics, mathematics and computer science, topological quantum computation is a rapidly expanding research area focused on the exploration of quantum evolutions that are immune to errors. In this book, the author presents a variety of different topics developed together for the first time, forming an excellent introduction to topological quantum computation. The makings of anyonic systems, their properties and their computational power are presented in a pedagogical way. Relevant calculations are fully explained, and numerous worked examples and exercises support and aid understanding. Special emphasis is given to the motivation and physical intuition behind every mathematical concept. Demystifying difficult topics by using accessible language, this book has broad appeal and is ideal for graduate students and researchers from various disciplines who want to get into this new and exciting research field.
In this book, a variety of different topics are presented together for the first time, forming a thorough introduction to topological quantum computation. Keeping high-level and technical language to a minimum, the author adopts a pedagogical style, making the book accessible to non-specialists and researchers from a variety of sub-disciplines.
An early unedited version of the book is here.
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