Italicized entries are tentative.
Date  Topic  Supplements  

Wed  Sept 4  intro to quantum computing: notes  
Mon  Sept 9  intro to quantum computing: notes  
Wed  Sept 11  CHSH game, Dirac notation, measurement  end of lecture 2 
Fri  Sept 13  Homework 1 released (due Sept 27): pdf, Latex  
Mon  Sept 16  add/drop deadline  
Mon  Sept 16  CHSH game: quantum analysis: notes  O'Donnell video, article 
Wed  Sept 18  CHSH game: Tsirelson's inequality  Wilde notes (see 2.0.3) 
Fri  Sept 27  Candidate project topics released (see Project section below)  
Mon  Sept 30  No class: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  
Fri  Oct 11  Homework 2 released (due Oct 28)  
Mon  Oct 14  No class: Thanksgiving Day  
Mon  Nov 11  No class: midterm break / Remembrance Day  
Mon  Nov 11  Homework 3 released (due Nov 25)  
Wed  Nov 13  No class: midterm break  
Final exam after Dec 6 
This is an advanced undergraduate introductory course to quantum computation but assumes no prior knowledge of quantum information.
Tentative list of topics:
You will work in a team of 23 to write an expository paper on a topic of your choice from the quantum computation and information literature. You should submit a project proposal, a project progress report, and your completed paper. A list of candidate project topics, along with some commentary, will be released on Sept 27. (You will not be disadvantaged if you choose a topic outside this list.)
Dates (tentative) and guidelines (adapted from here):
Prior knowledge of quantum information is not a prerequisite. The prerequisites are both of (a) one of CPSC 203, CPSC 221, and (b) one of MATH 152, MATH 221, MATH 223. Some prior knowledge of probability, discrete math, or quantum mechanics is helpful but could also be picked up during the course.
We will follow (i) the classic textbook Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by Nielsen and Chuang, (ii) a set of excellent lecture notes on quantum algorithms by Andrew M. Childs: [AMC], and (iii) my lecture notes.
Recommended lecture videos: Ryan O'Donnell (perhaps most relevant), Umesh Vazirani, John Watrous.
