qQuantum computation, one of the latest joint ventures between physics and the theory of computation, is a scientific field whose main goals include the development of hardware and algorithms based on the quantum mechanical properties of those physical systems used to implement such algorithms.q qSolving difficult tasks (for example, the Satisfiability Problem and other NP-complete problems) requires the development of sophisticated algorithms, many of which employ stochastic processes as their mathematical basis. Discrete random walks are a popular choice among those stochastic processes.q qInspired on the success of discrete random walks in algorithm development, quantum walks, an emerging field of quantum computation, is a generalization of random walks into the quantum mechanical world.q qThe purpose of this lecture is to provide a concise yet comprehensive introduction to quantum walks.q--BOOK JACKET.aquot;Quantum computation, one of the latest joint ventures between physics and the theory of computation, is a scientific field whose main goals include the development of hardware and algorithms based on the quantum mechanical properties of ...

Title | : | Quantum Walks for Computer Scientists |

Author | : | Salvador Elías Venegas-Andraca |

Publisher | : | Morgan & Claypool Publishers - 2008 |

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