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Quantum systems, channels, information; a mathematical introduction.


Quantum systems, channels, information; a mathematical introduction.

Holevo, Alexander S.

De Gruyter


349 pages



De Gruyter studies in mathematical physics; 16


Expanding and improving on his 2010 Russian graduate textbook, Holevo (Steklov Mathematical Institute, Russia) offers a mathematician's introduction to problems of quantum information theory. It is not comprehensive, he says, but reflects his own interests and preferences, he warns; for example entanglement quantification and error correction are only mentioned briefly. His overall themes are basic structures, the primary coding theorems, channels and entropies, basic channel capacities, and infinite systems. More specific topics include vectors and operators, composite systems and entanglement, the classical-quantum channel, quantum entropy and information quantities, the transmission of quantum information, and Gaussian systems.

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