The Mathematics of Quantum Computers

Scholars learn about the basics of quantum computing, starting with Schrodinger's Cat through a video that explains the mathematics behind quantum computers, including the representation of quantum gates as matrices.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a computer scientist to give a presentation on quantum computing
Classroom Considerations

  • It is helpful if learners already know about Schrodinger's Cat
  • Pupils should have familiarity with binary numbers, the unit circle, the Pythagorean Theorem, and vectors
Pros

  • Simple descriptions of a complex topic
  • Well-paced video holds students' attention
Cons

  • None