Quantum science and technology is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary research subject based on quantum mechanics. This course provides a gentle introduction of quantum science and technology particularly for those who have NOT learned quantum mechanics before. Quantum two-level systems (quantum bits), which are the simplest but useful building blocks for understanding quantum mechanical behaviors, will be focused. The lecture covers basic notions of quantum measurement and dynamics and applications for quantum cryptography and quantum computing.
Students will be able to explain the basic notions of quantum mechanics and the importance of quantum science and technology.
Quantum mechanics, Quantum measurement, Quantum dynamics, Quantum cryptography, Quantum computing.
|✔ Specialist skills
|Critical thinking skills
|Practical and/or problem-solving skills
The lecture will be followed by some exercises, assignments, and experimental presentations for better understanding.
|Introduction and overview
|Understanding the significance of quantum science and technology
|Quantum state and wave function
|Physical understanding of quantum states
|Physical understanding of quantum measurement
|The Heisenberg uncertainty principle
|Physical understanding of the Heisenberg uncertainty principle
|Experiencing a quantum cryptography protocol with a principle experiment
|Quantum dynamics and Schrödinger equation
|Designing unitary operations on quantum states
|Understanding quantum information processing
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Lecture notes will be available from OCWi.
Some books may be recommended in the lecture.
Assignment reports and attendance.
We assume all students have learned fundamentals of classical mechanics, electromagnetism, and linear algebra at an entry-level of an undergraduate course.