quantum algorithms:
By “quantum simulation” one broadly means the simulation of quantum systems. The term is used in two rather different ways:
Without further qualification, “quantum simulation” typically refers to the simulation of (complicated) quantum systems appearing in nature, such as (large) molecules, by other (more controllable) quantum systems, notably by quantum computers (cf. quantum chemistry).
Classical quantum simulation refers to the simulation of quantum computers themselves by classical computers, such as for testing (verifying) quantum circuit-designs and more generally for testing quantum programs and quantum computing-architectures.
General discussion:
Tomi H Johnson, Stephen R Clark, Dieter Jaksch, What is a quantum simulator?, EPJ Quantum Technol. 1 10 (2014) [doi:10.1140/epjqt10]
I. M. Georgescu, S. Ashhab, Franco Nori, Quantum Simulation, Rev. Mod. Phys. 86 154 (2014) [arXiv:1308.6253, doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.86.153]
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On quantum simulation of (lattice) quantum field theory:
specifically of scattering amplitudes of bound states:
Yongshan Ding, Frederic T. Chong, Classical Simulation of Quantum Computation, in: Quantum Computer Systems, Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture. Springer (2020) [doi:10.1007/978-3-031-01765-0_9]
Ya-Qian Zhao, Ren-Gang Li, Jin-Zhe Jiang, Chen Li, Hong-Zhen Li, En-Dong Wang, Wei-Feng Gong, Xin Zhang, Zhi-Qiang Wei, Simulation of Quantum Computing on Classical Supercomputers, Phys. Rev. A 104 032603 (2021) [arXiv:2010.14962, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.104.032603]
Robert Willie, Classical simulation of quantum circuits (2022) [pdf]
Xiaosi Xu, Simon Benjamin, Jinzhao Sun, Xiao Yuan, Pan Zhang, A Herculean task: Classical simulation of quantum computers [arXiv:2302.08880]
Kieran Young, Marcus Scese, Ali Ebnenasir, Simulating Quantum Computations on Classical Machines: A Survey [arXiv:2311.16505]
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