# Basics of quantum information

Quantum computing has become a global conversation, and whether in media or movies, fact or fiction, the excitement for quantum is growing every day. This free course covers quantum information at a detailed mathematical level. Join John Watrous as you explore quantum information, quantum algorithms, and how to understand and mitigate noise.

## External recommended readings

To make the most out of this course, we recommend familiarity with basic linear algebra, complex numbers, and elementary mathematical notions including sets and functions. You may also want to install Qiskit to run your own code. The following sources are a few among many that cover this material

- Khan Academy,Linear algebra- In this video series, Sal Khan introduces key concepts in linear algebra that we will rely upon.
- Stephen Friedberg, Arnold Insel, Lawrence Spence,Linear Algebra- This book on linear algebra covers the material we require, and also includes appendices on sets, functions, and complex numbers.
- Sheldon Axler,Linear Algebra Done Right- A classic text on linear algebra suitable for those at or beyond an advanced undergraduate level.
- Ricky Shadrach, Rod Pierce,Introduction to Sets- A beginner-level web page on sets that may help to bring some readers up to speed.
- John K. Hunter,An Introduction to Real Analysis: Chapter 1- The first chapter of these lecture notes includes a more formal and detailed introduction to sets and functions.
- How to install Qiskit- You don't need to install anything to start this course, but you may eventually want to write and run your own Qiskit programs. In this video, Nick Brønn helps you get Qiskit running.

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