This is a follow–on course to QC101. It helps you gain an intuitive and qualitative understanding of basic quantum physics to help you understand more advanced quantum computing courses.
Unlike the earlier QC101 course, this course has very little Math. The aim is to help you understand qualitatively how the physics of quantum mechanics works.
Why do you need a Qualitative Understanding of Quantum Physics?
The Math of quantum physics is different, but it is not complicated. In many ways it is simpler than the engineering calculus that many of you studied in college. Although quantum math is simple, its mathematical simplicity hides many strange, yet important behaviors.
For instance, the mathematical representation of a Bell State is very simple. But the physical implications of a Bell State are weird. A photon has an angle of polarization, a property that is like a direction. But strangely, photons that are entangled in the Bell State behave as though they have no preferred angle or direction.
An intuitive appreciation of such weird behavior will be useful when I present more advanced topics on quantum algorithms in later courses.
To help you understand quantum physics qualitatively, I have provided simulators written in Java. Running the simulators and studying the Java source–code will help you gain a qualitative understanding that goes beyond merely knowing how to do the Math.
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Specification: QC151 Quantum Physics for Quantum Computing

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Duration  1.5 hours 
Year  2021 
Level  Beginner 
Language  English 
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Matthias Truxa –
Incredible code examples, good idea to make it intuitive and give developers something at hand to understand on their own.
Jared Wasserman –
Barely any content. There is no math covered. Not worth my time.
Arun Muktibodh –
The course is very good. But I was not able to run the Java programs as I do not know the procedure. ‘Superposition’ and ‘entanglemnt’ are very hard to understand. I will have to go through this course many times before I get acqainted with counterintutive concepts.
Krishna Durbha –
Some concepts need more elaboration while some concepts have been emphasised too many times thruout the course.
Eamonn Darcy –
I love the pace of the course and the clear definitions
Sreeprakash Neelakantan –
Too good to be true. Amazingly easy to understand explanations to take you the world of Qubits from classical bits. Thanks!
Avtar Singh –
Explains very well !
Jennifer Don –
Concepts are very clearly explained, excellent course for those interested in Quantum Computing!
Michael Ingram –
I feel that there should have been some discussion of how this knowledge is used in programming quantum computers.
Chris Wolstenholme –
A good primer for the physics of Quantum Computing
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Samuel Ferrer –
My experience is that, contrary to what many think, QP makes perfect sense
Mike Grznar –
Great course!
Timothy Rosenvall –
My undergrad was in physics so I feel a little more qualified to understand the material and for the most part I did. I’ve certainly learned a fair bit, but some of the explanations most definitely would have gone over my head without my background. I’m grateful for the lecturer, but I don’t feel like I’ve been able to grasp some of what he has talked about through this lecture. It is quite clear that he knows what he’s talking about though.