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A Compact Program Code for Simulations of Quantum Algorithms in Classical Computers

P. Nyman
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Year: 2009
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Page range: 357-361

A general quantum simulation language on a classical computer provides the opportunity to compare an experiential result from the development of quantum computers with mathematical theory. The intention of this research is to develop a program language that is able to make simulations of all quantum algorithms in same framework. This study examines the simulation of quantum algorithms on a classical computer with a symbolic programming language. We use the language Mathematica to make simulations of well-known quantum algorithms. The program code implemented on a classical computer will be a straight connection between the mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics and computational methods. This gives us an uncomplicated and clear language for the implementations of algorithms. The computational language includes essential formulations such as quantum state, superposition and quantum operator. This symbolic programming language provides a universal framework for examining the existing as well as future quantum algorithms. This study contributes with an implementation of a quantum algorithm in a program code where the substance is applicable in other simulations of quantum algorithms.