Quantum Information Theory [article]

Robert H. Schumann
2000 arXiv   pre-print
In this thesis I present a short review of ideas in quantum information theory. The first chapter contains introductory material, sketching the central ideas of probability and information theory. Quantum mechanics is presented at the level of advanced undergraduate knowledge, together with some useful tools for quantum mechanics of open systems. In the second chapter I outline how classical information is represented in quantum systems and what this means for agents trying to extract
more » ... n from these systems. The final chapter presents a new resource: quantum information. This resource has some bewildering applications which have been discovered in the last ten years, and continually presents us with unexpected insights into quantum theory and the universe. The treatment is pedagogical and suitable for beginning graduates in the field.
arXiv:quant-ph/0010060v1 fatcat:fe53hr7ppfcu7dxzndoq7uf6km