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For questions on quantum algorithms. That is, algorithms which in theory can be executed by quantum computers, usually the computers providing 'universal' quantum computation.
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For questions regarding usage, performance, implementation, application or theory related to quantum gates.
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In quantum physics, quantum state refers to the state of an isolated quantum system. A quantum state provides a probability distribution for the value of each observable, i.e. for the outcome of each …
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For questions about quantum information theory. In physics and computer science, quantum information is information that is held in the state of a quantum system. Quantum information is the basic ent…
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For questions relating to the process of assembling quantum programs that can be executed on a quantum computer.
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For questions about the principle and application of quantum entanglement. It is a physical phenomenon which occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated, interact, or share spatial proximit…
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For questions about the construction of complex circuits using elementary quantum gates.
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Quantum Software Development Kit for writing quantum computing experiments, programs, and applications. If appropriate, also use the [programming] tag.
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For questions that involve a request for resources to learn anything related to quantum computing or quantum information.
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For questions related to building of quantum computers and discussion of the hardware aspects.
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a collection of techniques to protect quantum information from decoherence and other quantum noise, to realise fault-tolerant quantum computation. Quantum error corre…
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For questions related to measurement and its effects as relevant to quantum computation and quantum information.
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For questions about finding (short) gate sequences to implement a specific unitary operation, for example decomposing a complicated multi-qubit gate into a sequence of basic gates. It might apply to o…
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For questions about practical computers or processors that run on a quantum architecture. This is for questions about the machines themselves, not just any computing that could take place on one. DO N…
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For questions regarding complexity analysis of quantum algorithms and comparisons with complexities of classical algorithms.
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For questions about simulating either quantum computers or simulating things on quantum computers.
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for questions about mathematics relevant to quantum computing and/or quantum information theory. DO NOT use this tag for general mathematics questions.
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For questions related to physical realizations of quantum bits i.e. quantum systems living in a 2-dimensional Hilbert space.
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For questions about either: comparing the performance of a quantum algorithm with a classical algorithm (or set of classical algorithms) independent of devices; or the ratio of time to solution of a …
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For questions about cryptography as it relates directly to quantum computing. Not for general cryptographic methods.
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For questions about the relation between quantum computing and classical computing, such as their relative performance.
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an algorithm that can perform a search in the order of square root of the input size. This is a provable speed up over the best classical algorithm, which requires a time …
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for questions about IBM's quantum processors which are accessible online. DO NOT use this for questions about general Qiskit issues. As of July 2018, there are five processors on the IBM …
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a domain-specific programming language used to express quantum algorithms. This tag should be used for questions related to creating/programming quantum algorithms using the 'Q#' language. If th…
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For questions related to experiments with actual quantum computing devices and how to interpret their results. Also appropriate if the question can only be reasonable answered with an experiment (or e…
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Shor's algorithm, named after American mathematician Peter Shor, is a quantum algorithm for integer factorization, formulated in 1994. Informally, it solves the following problem: given an integer N, …
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For questions about matrix representations of quantum gates.
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A quantum computing company, based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, mostly known for their quantum annealing computers. An early rendition of these, D-Wave One, was the first commercially availab…
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a matrix that can be used to describe a quantum system in a mixed state, a statistical ensemble of several quantum states. This should be contrasted with a single state vector that…
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For questions about exercises or passages from the popular quantum computing textbook *Quantum Computation and Quantum Information* by Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang.
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For questions related to the quantum algorithm for inverting linear systems of equations, developed by Harrow, Hassidim and Lloyd in 2009.
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For questions on theoretical models of quantum computations. Such models may be realistically 'build' in real machines, but not necessarily.
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In quantum mechanics, a quantum operation is a mathematical formalism used to describe a broad class of transformations that a quantum mechanical system can undergo. The quantum operation formalism de…
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an abstract object generalising a scalar or vector and can be represented by a number, a 1D array, 2D matrix or higher order generalisations thereof. A tensor product is a product defined …
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a metaheuristic for finding the global minimum of a given objective function over a given set of candidate solutions (candidate states), by a process using quantum fluctuations. (Wikipedia)
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For questions mainly related to qudits, the unit of quantum information in d-level quantum systems.