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Can arbitrary matrices be decomposed using the Pauli basis? [duplicate]

Is it possible to decompose a hermitian and unitrary matrix $A$ into the sum of the Pauli matrix Kronecker products? For example, I have a matrix 16x16 and want it to be decomposed into something ...
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How to interpret a quantum circuit as a matrix?

If a circuit takes more than one qubit as its input and has quantum gates which take different numbers of qubits as their input, how would we interpret this circuit as a matrix? Here is a toy example:...
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How to construct matrix of regular and "flipped" 2-qubit CNOT?

When constructing the matrices for the two CNOT based on the target and control qubit, I can use reasoning: "If $q_0$==$|0\rangle$, everything simply passes through", resulting in an Identity matrix ...
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Nielsen & Chuang Exercise 2.2 - “Matrix representations: example” [closed]

Reproduced from Exercise 2.2 of Nielsen & Chuang's Quantum Computation and Quantum Information (10th Anniversary Edition): Suppose $V$ is a vector space with basis vectors $|0\rangle$ and $|1\...
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What are theta, phi and lambda in cu1(theta, ctl, tgt) and cu3(theta, phi, lam, ctl, tgt)? What are the rotation matrices being used?

I was reading the documentation for qiskit.QuantumCircuit and came across the functions cu1(theta, ctl, tgt) and ...
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Show that a $CZ$ gate can be implemented using a $CNOT$ gate and Hadamard gates

Show that a $CZ$ gate can be implemented using a $CNOT$ gate and Hadamard gates and write down the corresponding circuit. Recall from Quantum Information Theory that $Z=HXH$. As $CNOT$ is a ...
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Difference between 3 qubits, 2 qutrits & 1 six level qunit

What is the difference between 3 qubits, 2 qutrits and a 6th level qunit? Are they equivalent? Why / why not? Can 6 classical bits be super-densely coded into each?
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How to find the matrix representation of an operator from its action on a basis?

First, I apologize if something is poorly written but English is not my first language. I know that these exercises have been solved in this question. But I do not agree. Inner product and concrete ...
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Advantage of simulating sparse Hamiltonians

In @DaftWullie's answer to this question he showed how to represent in terms of quantum gates the matrix used as example in this article. However, I believe it to be unlikely to have such well ...
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How do I write the matrix for a CZ gate operating on nonadjacent qubits?

I'm working on a teleport protocol and I need to open the matrix of each operator, however, there's a CZ gate between q0 and q2 at the end of it and I don't know how to write the matrix for it and ...
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Matrix representation and CX gate [duplicate]

I am having hard time figuring out how the CX (controlled-NOT) gate is represented in the matrix representation. I understood that tensor product and the identity matrix are the keys, and I ...
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Quantum addition and modulo operation using gates

I have a matrix equation $X_{\text{new}}=AX_{\text{old}}$, where $A=\begin{bmatrix}1 & 1 & 1\\ 2 & 3 &2\\ 3&4&4 \end{bmatrix}\bmod 64$, and $X_{\text{old, new}}\in \{1,2,...64\}...
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Can we process infinite matrices with a quantum computer?

Can we process infinite matrices with a quantum computer? If then, how can we do that?
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What applications does the quantum gate [(i,1),(1,i)] have?

I've been working through the great introduction to quantum computing on Quantum Country. One exercise there is to find a possible quantum gate matrix that is not the $X,I$ or $H$ matrix. I thought ...
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Simple proof that $(U \otimes V)(|x\rangle \otimes |y\rangle) = U|x\rangle \otimes V|y\rangle$?

This transformation comes up a lot during symbolic manipulation of quantum operations on state vectors. It's the reason why, for instance, $(X\otimes \mathbb{I}_2)|00\rangle = |10\rangle$ - it lets us ...
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Difference between change of basis in bra-ket notation and matrix notation

In matrix notation, say I have the vector $\begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ 0 \end{bmatrix}$. It is currently represented in the computational basis $\{\begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ 0\end{bmatrix}, \begin{bmatrix} 0 \\ 1\...
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Clock matrix vs matrix clock

In the process of research leading up to my previous question, I found out about matrix, vector & logical clocks. The citation in the aforementioned question mentions clock and shift matrices. ...
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How does the graphical notation used to denote doubly-controlled gates work?

$\qquad$ $\qquad$ What is the difference between solid and hollow? How to express the corresponding matrix of these figures? In addition, if they are not adjacent, what should be done in the middle of ...
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What's the matrix representation of this 3-qubit CZ circuit?

How do I calculate the matrix representation of this part of a teleportation circuit? It must be a matrix of dimension 8.
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Could the Hadamard gate have been constructed differently with similar characteristics?

Say we had a Hadamard-like gate with the -1 in the first entry instead of the last. Let's call it $H^1$. $$H = \begin{bmatrix}1&1\\1&-1\end{bmatrix}$$ $$H^1 = \begin{bmatrix}-1&1\\1&...
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Can we understand multi-qubit gates in terms of rotation groups?

I'm trying to reconcile (i) the statement that swapping two subsystems constitutes a rotation by $2\pi$ and (ii) the angle that is implied by the Hermitian generator of a SWAP gate. I haven't tracked ...
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What is the matrix representation for $n$-qubit gates?

Let's say I have more than one qbits $|0\rangle|1\rangle$ and I want to perform a $H$ on both of them. I know the matrix representation for the Hadamard on a single qbit is $$\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\begin{...
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Solving a circuit implementing a two-level unitary operation

The circuit below implements the following two-level unitary transformation: $\tilde{U}$ is a unitary matrix: $\tilde{U} = \left[\begin{matrix} a & c \\ b & d \end{matrix}\right]$ where $a, ...
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How do I apply a Hadamard gate on a given qubit, in matrix formalism?

Hadamard gate matrix is: $$\frac{1}{\sqrt2}\begin{bmatrix}1 & 1 \\ 1 & -1\end{bmatrix}$$ The matrix for $|0\rangle$ is: $$\begin{bmatrix}1 \\ 0\end{bmatrix}$$ I am unable to understand, how ...