At least in my opinion, Quantum Computing is an awesome area of development for computing. However, it is also a daunting field (as far as I know, you have to know quite a bit of physics to be able to do quantum computing, as well as of course computer science and programming). I would like to start a list of resources for quantum computing like the list on resources for learning chemistry, or resources for learning Chinese. That way resource questions can also be redirected to this area.
We welcome questions like this on the main site! However, there is a proper way to ask them. See our resource request policy.
Resource recommendations must ask for descriptive answers. It's not enough to ask for a list of books that cover topic X — a simple Amazon search can provide that.
Instead, you should ask for recommendations, which specify:
- What the book covers
- How it covers it — is it rigorous? Intuitive? How is the writer's style?
- What are the prerequisites? and similar questions.
For a question like you're suggesting, you probably are asking for intuitive resources with minimal prerequisites that cover the basics of the theory of quantum computing, or maybe you're asking for a list of prerequisites for beginners, and resources for those prerequisites.
Also, these questions should not be community wiki.
I welcome comments from the community and the other mods on this issue.