|Office hours (in AVW 4101/4103)|
|Nishant Rodriguesemail@example.com||Monday, 10–11 am|
|Jue Xufirstname.lastname@example.org||Wednesday, 1–2 pm|
Primary: Paul Kaye, Raymond Laflamme, and Michele Mosca, An Introduction to Quantum Computing, Oxford University Press (2007).
Supplemental: Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, Cambridge University Press (2000).
|Assignments||30% (lowest assignment grade will be dropped)|
There will be 5 homework assignments during the course. Assignments will be made available below and should be submitted to Gradescope. Please register for Gradescope using the course code (to be provided in class) and check that you are able to upload solutions by making a test submission well in advance of the first assignment deadline. You should submit your completed assignments in PDF format, either as a typeset document (preferred) or a clear scan of handwritten solutions.
|A1 problems||A1 solutions|
|A2 problems||A2 solutions|
|A3 problems||A3 solutions|
|A4 problems||A4 solutions|
|A5 problems||A5 solutions|
Your solutions must be submitted before the start of class on the due date. Gradescope will not accept submissions after the deadline, and since solutions will be posted on the course website promptly, late assignments will not be accepted. The lowest assignment grade will be dropped.
Your solutions should be written neatly and concisely, and you should always aim to present the simplest possible solution. Your assignment grades will be based on both correctness and clarity. Graded assignments will be returned via Gradescope, and grades will be available through that system. If you think a problem has been graded incorrectly, you may submit a regrade request on Gradescope within one week. Regrade requests must include a detailed justification. The course staff will carefully review your solution and could raise or lower your score.
You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your peers, with the TA, and with the course instructor. However, your solutions should be based on your own understanding and should be written independently. For each assignment, you must either include a list of students in the class with whom you discussed the problems, or else state that you did not discuss the assignment with your classmates.
A significant component of the course will be a project on a topic of your choice. The goals of this project are to explore a topic in in depth, to give you experience reading the research literature, to identify possible future research directions, and to practice your scientific communication skills through both an in-class presentation and a written report.
You will have considerable freedom in deciding how to structure your project. You may work either on your own or in a group of two or three students. Suggested project types include
Your project will include the following deliverables:
You should be familiar with the University of Maryland course policies.
As mentioned above, extensions to assignment due dates will not be granted for any reason, so that all students can have timely access to solutions. In circumstances that justify an excused absence, appropriate accommodations will be made, in accordance with the course-related policies described at the above link.
Any student eligible for and requesting reasonable academic accommodations due to a disability is asked to provide, to the instructor during office hours, a letter of accommodation from the Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) office within the first two weeks of the semester.
If you plan to observe any holidays during the semester that are not listed on the university calendar, please provide a list of these dates by the end of the first two weeks of the semester.