Tutorial: Graphical calculus for quantum circuits

Bob Coecke, Ross Duncan

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Abstract

We explain the graphical zx-calculus for reasoning about qubits without any reference to the underlying categorical semantics, and illustrate its use on quantum circuits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReversible Computation
Subtitle of host publication4th International Workshop, RC 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2-3, 2012. Revised Papers
EditorsRobert Glück, Tetsuo Yokoyama
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
Volume7581
ISBN (Print)9783642363146
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Workshop, RC 2012 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2 Jul 20123 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume7581
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference4th International Workshop, RC 2012
Abbreviated titleRC 2012
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period2/07/123/07/12

Keywords

  • ZX-calculus
  • qubits
  • quantum circuits

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    Coecke, B., & Duncan, R. (2013). Tutorial: Graphical calculus for quantum circuits. In R. Glück, & T. Yokoyama (Eds.), Reversible Computation: 4th International Workshop, RC 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 2-3, 2012. Revised Papers (Vol. 7581, pp. 1-13). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 7581). Berlin: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36315-3_1