Lecture notes: The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics

The Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics is a set of notes aimed at high-school students, and provide the necessary mathematical background to dive into quantum information science. Through this three-chapter introduction, students will gain the necessary background in complex numbers and linear algebra, and learn how it ties into the fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics. By the end, students will be able to confidently use bra-ket notation and have an introduction to entanglement. These notes were developed as an introduction to the Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students summer program, aimed at Grade 11/12 students.

Creator:  Martin Laforest, physicist and former Senior Manager of Scientific Outreach at the Institute for Quantum Computing. 

Link: mathematics_qm_v23_qsys.pdf (uwaterloo.ca) 

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