Publisher description for Picturing quantum processes : a first course in quantum theory and diagrammatic reasoning / Bob Coecke (University of Oxford), Aleks Kissinger (University of Oxford) .


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The unique features of the quantum world are explained through the language of diagrams, setting out an innovative visual method for presenting complex theories. Requiring only basic mathematical literacy and focusing on intuitive quantum features over mathematical formalism, this book represents the culmination of ten years of research by providing an entirely diagrammatic presentation of quantum theory. These pioneering authors explain otherwise difficult concepts elegantly, using diagrams to unite classical techniques in linear algebra and Hilbert spaces with cutting-edge developments in quantum computation and foundations. Written in an entertaining and user-friendly style and including over 100 exercises, this book is an ideal first course in quantum theory, foundations, and computation for students from undergraduate to PhD level, as well as an opportunity for researchers from a broad range of fields, from physics to biology, linguistics, and cognitive science, to discover a new set of tools for studying processes and interaction.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Quantum theory.
Quantum computing.
Logic, Symbolic and mathematical.