Quantum Computing

An Introduction to Quantum Computing for Beginners
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2,362 students
1hr 25min of on-demand video
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Understand the differences between quantum computing and classical computing and what the qubit is
Understand quantum mechanics: interference, entanglement, and superposition. Understand the Hadamard, X, Z, and CNOT gates.
Understand quantum circuits and the “quantum stack” to know how quantum hardware operates and is controlled
Understand some of the applications of quantum computing, how the industry of quantum computing is growing, and how to learn more about quantum computing


  • Matrix multiplication is preferred but will also be explained during lectures


Quantum computing is an innovative, transformative technology that has the possibility to revolutionize all fields including machine learning, drug development, finance, logistics, and more. Many companies and universities are devoting resources to the research and development of bigger and better quantum computers. This entry level course aims to ease learners into quantum computing, understanding the basics of how quantum computing works and how it can be applied. We will also cover topics like how quantum computing is different from classical computing, how quantum computers store information, and how quantum computers manipulate that information.


There are four learning objectives within the course which revolve around different aspects of quantum computing

  1. Understand the differences between quantum computing and classical computing

  2. Understand the three main phenomena of quantum mechanics used by quantum computing: interference, entanglement, and superposition

  3. Understand the “quantum stack”

  4. Understand some of the applications of quantum computing


There are ten lectures within this course which amount to around one and a half hours of content. These ten lectures in order are:

  • Lecture One: What is Quantum Computing?

  • Lecture Two: The Qubit

  • Lecture Three: Superposition

  • Lecture Four: Single Qubit Quantum Gates

  • Lecture Five: Entanglement

  • Lecture Six: Interference

  • Lecture Seven: Quantum Circuits

  • Lecture Eight: The Quantum Stack

  • Lecture Nine: Quantum Applications

  • Lecture Ten: The Future of Quantum Computing

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone looking to learn about the basics of quantum computing


High school senior
Richard Wang
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My name is Richard Wang and I am a high school senior interested in quantum computing's application in agriculture. Based on my research, I realized that a lot of farmers around the world do not have access to knowledge that will improve their farming techniques. They do not produce enough to support their communities. This was the inspiration for Quantum Mind, and we hope that by using the most innovative technologies like self learning, quantum computing, satellite, predictive modeling, and agricultural research, we can help these farmers quickly increase their crop yields in order to better feed the world. My experience in quantum computing includes completing the course "Introduction to Quantum Computing for High School Students 2020-2021" by QubitbyQubit and completing the IBM Qiskit Summer School for Quantum Machine Learning 2021.

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