UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

PHYS6346 - Quantum Physics for Engineers and Programmers

PHYS 6346 Quantum Physics for Engineers and Programmers (3 semester credit hours) This course provides an introduction to quantum physics for non-physicists. The course will introduce and build on mathematical and physical descriptions of the quantum bit (qubit). Topics include linear algebra description of qubits, quantum measurement, postulates of quantum mechanics, physical realizations of qubits, single-qubit gates, multi-qubit gates, entanglement, and decoherence. In-class instruction will be complemented by simulations using state-of-the-art tools such as Qiskit. A final research project associated with the course is required. This course may be taken in parallel with PHYS 6340. No previous experience with quantum mechanics is needed. Prerequisites: (MATH 2413 or MATH 2417 or equivalent) and (MATH 2414 or MATH 2419 or equivalent) and (MATH 2418 or equivalent). (3-0) Y