Ingemar Bengtsson and Karol Życzkowski

published May 2006 by Cambridge University Press

New ! paperback edition, Cambridge January 2008 New !

(different page numbering: the paperback edition comes in an improved layout

with corrected misprints listed in the erratum below)

Reviews of the book by

- P.
Slater
published by MathSciNet as MR2230995 (2007k:81001) in September 2007

- D.W. Hook published in J. Phys A 41, 019001 (2008)
- M. Michalski published in Open Systems & Information Dynamics 15, 91-92 (2008)
- G. Milburn published in Quantum Information and Computation 8, 0860 (2008)

- contents
- bibliography

- erratum (concerning the
**2006 hardback**edition only) - erratum II (concerning the
**2008 paperback**edition only)

Size 247 x 174 mm, Weight: 1.106 kg

Paperback (ISBN-13: 9780521891400)

Size 247 x 174 mm, Weight: 0.86 kg

Abstract

Quantum information theory is at the frontiers of physics, mathematics and information science, offering a variety of solutions that are impossible using classical theory. The book GEOMETRY OF QUANTUM STATES provides an introduction to the key concepts used in processing quantum information and reveals that quantum mechanics is a generalisation of classical probability theory.

After a gentle introduction to the necessary mathematics the authors describe the geometry of quantum state spaces. Focusing on finite dimensional Hilbert spaces, they discuss the statistical distance measures and entropies used in quantum theory. The final part of the book is devoted to quantum entanglement - a non-intuitive phenomenon discovered by Schrödinger, which has become a key resource for quantum computation. This richly-illustrated book is useful to a broad audience of graduates and researchers interested in quantum information theory. Exercises follow each chapter, with hints and answers supplied.

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2010