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Unformatted text preview: Department of Computer Science University of Central Florida COT 6600 – Quantum Computing Fall 2008 (dcm) Name: Midterm Exam – Thursday, October 23, 2008. Read carefully and follow the rules below. 1. This is an open book, and open notes exam. 2. This exam consists of 7 pages and 4 problems. Take the space provided as a hint of the length of the answers expected. Do not add additional pages to the exam. 3. Justify your answers. Make sure that you explain clearly each step in your reasoning. 4. You have 75 minutes for the exam. 1 40 2 20 3 30 4 10 Total 100 Problem 1 (40 points) 1.1 (5 points) What is the physical significance of the inner product, the tensor product, and the outer product of a vector with itself in a Hilbert space. 1.2 (5 points) Why Quantum Mechanics observables are Hermitian operators? What properties of Hermitian operators are important for the measurement process?...
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2011 for the course COT 6600 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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