Quantum mechanics is difficult stuff to understand and quantum computers make it seem even harder. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 May 2019. And it is really a lot of math. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I learned more about annealing from this book than I had from the other 10 quantum books I have read recently. I am about half way finished. Now, to my great relief, the key ideas seem smooth and logical. However, if you have any elementary understanding of CS and linear algebra, you should be able to appreciate this book. While I did not find it exactly to be “for everyone” I do think an audience with some college level science and math skills will learn a lot here. I'm better for having read it, but really wished I had the math background (or really interest) to commit myself to understanding it all. I would maybe turn down the "for everyone" message on the front page, and rather say for everyone who likes mathematics and has a genuine interest to understand the theory. Although it is intended for general audience, I would have found it difficult if I had not known computer science and linear algebra. I got into Mensa, and know basic linear algebra from my work; but I was left baffled after reading this book. I think it unlikely that one has the ability to use this book to become well acquainted with the subject but it can be used to get a sense of the ideas and it can be used by those well versed to get some intuitive communication about ideas they already know. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is probably the first review I have ever written - but I just want to give you guys a heads-up. Quantum computing for everyone is a tall order, can it be delivered? Not for everyone, a lot of linear algebra from chapter 2, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 August 2019. The writing is very good and the book has elements of a good story with one topic feeding well into the next. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. This should not be your first or only book on quantum mechanics and/or computing. The book is not written for anyone (even who are relatively good at math). Dominick Marciano. My background is in computer science. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 August 2020. Anyone Interested in entry level introduction to quantum computing check out this book. As a computer scientist and a mathematician, I found this to be very easy to understand and quite enjoyable to read. This shouldn't come as a surprise and perhaps the book really shouldn't promise the impossible. The author obviously knows the subject very well. Free delivery on qualified orders. Free delivery on qualified orders. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 June 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 October 2020. One needs a basic understanding of Linear Algebra to understand the basics of how and why a Q Computer works and some of the concepts of Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Computing for Everyone book. Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2019. A useful introduction but a missed opportunity, Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2019. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. I think the author did an excellent job of simplifying the nuances of QC without brushing over important topics. Endorsements “Recently there has been a tremendous media buzz about the coming quantum computing revolution. Chris Bernhardt has masterfully crafted this short book to teach the basics to anyone interested in this fascinating field. The author absolutely explains most of it, but it's quickly gets so advanced that I just couldn't follow it (confession, I was only a B/C/D student in math in high school and only got to Algebra II/Trig (although I did ace Calculus in college). It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. All in all, Dr. Bernhardt does a superb job. No one else comes close. From what I could read this seemed a really excellent introduction.