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Course MAT-59-14-K-6

Mathematics of Quantum Computing (2V+1U, 4.5 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.5 CP 93 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class/tutorial (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.5 CP 42 h 93 h


CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg.
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [EN] English
+ further Lecturers of the department Mathematics
Area of study [MAT-OPT] Optimisation
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


  • Qubits,
  • quantum gates and quantum circuits,
  • early algorithms (e.g. Deutsch-Jozsa and Bernstein-Vazirani),
  • exact algorithms (e.g. Simon's algorithm, Fourier Transformation, Shors method, Grover's Search, HHL),
  • hybrid heuristic methods (e.g. VQE and QAOA),
  • insight into error rates, error correction and complexity.


will be announced in the lecture.


Exercise material will be provided.


Registration for the exercise classes via the online administration system URM (

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Good knowledge of linear algebra and practical mathematics, e.g. from the courses [MAT-14-11-K-3] Introduction to Numerical Methods or [MAT-14-13-K-3] Linear and Network Programming, and basic knowledge of Hilbert spaces (e.g. from the course [MAT-12-23-K-3]). Knowledge of Physics is not required.


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [MAT-59-14-K-6]

Module Name Context
[MAT-59-14-M-6] Mathematics of Quantum Computing P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.5 LP
Course-Pool Name
[MAT-50-2V-KPOOL-4] Elective Courses Optimisation and Stochastics (2V, B.Sc.)
[MAT-70-2V-KPOOL-4] Elective Courses Analysis and Stochastics (2V, B.Sc.)
[MAT-80-2V-KPOOL-4] Elective Courses Modelling and Scientific Computing (2V, B.Sc.)