Understanding Quantum Computers
Keio University
  • Start Date: 01 Apr, 2019
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore the key concepts of quantum computing and find out how it’s changing computer science with this introductory course.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Get an introduction to the key concepts of quantum computing


In this course, we will discuss the motivation for building quantum computers, cover the important principles in quantum computing, and take a look at some of the important quantum computing algorithms.


We will finish with a brief look at quantum computing hardware and the budding quantum information technology industry.


Key concepts will be explained graphically, with minimal mathematics but some deep thinking required.


[* Note in Japanese] 本コースでは、ビデオの日本語字幕および全テキストの日本語PDFが提供されています。


Anyone interested in quantum computing at the “popular science” level.


High school students, college students, and computer professionals interested in developing a qualitative understanding of quantum computing in order to understand the future of computing will benefit.


We recommend that you be comfortable with exponents, vectors, sine waves and the basic concepts of probability. There are some equations, but we have endeavored to keep them as few and clear as possible.


While the mathematics is not too hard, some concepts will be new to most learners, and require some mental stretching. Be prepared to exercise your brain!


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

Keio University

Keio University is a private, comprehensive higher education institution located on six campuses spread across the Greater Tokyo area. It offers an environment of academic and research excellence in a wide range of fields, and includes a university hospital. Founded in 1858, it is Japan’s first modern institution of higher learning, and over the last century and a half it has established itself as a leader in Japan through its continued commitment to education, research and medicine.

Keio has its origins in the school of Western learning established by Yukichi Fukuzawa, a school which soon evolved into a major center of learning. As a highly respected educator and intellectual, Fukuzawa was one of the pioneers of modern Japan. He aspired for Keio to become a model and leader of society, stressing the importance of learning that is based on jitsugaku, or “science”. In today’s changing world, Keio upholds its founder’s spirit of science as it continues to fulfill his aspiration.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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