Issue No.02 - March/April (2001 vol.3)
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Quantum computations are intimately connected with unitary operators. This article shows that standard techniques from numerical linear algebra can be used to represent quantum computations as sequences of simple quantum operations, called quantum Givens operators, on single quantum bits.
George Cybenko, "Reducing Quantum Computations to Elementary Unitary Operations", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.3, no. 2, pp. 27-32, March/April 2001, doi:10.1109/5992.908999