openfermion.ops.PolynomialTensor

Class for storing tensor representations of operators that correspond

with multilinear polynomials in the fermionic ladder operators. For instance, in a quadratic Hamiltonian (degree 2 polynomial) which conserves particle number, there are only terms of the form a^\dagger_p a_q, and the coefficients can be stored in an n_qubits x n_qubits matrix. Higher order terms would be described with tensors of higher dimension. Note that each tensor must have an even number of dimensions, since parity is conserved. Much of the functionality of this class is redudant with FermionOperator but enables much more efficient numerical computations in many cases, such as basis rotations.

n_body_tensors(dict): A dictionary storing the tensors describing n-body interactions.

constant The value of the constant term.

Methods

projected_n_body_tensors

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Keep only selected elements.

Args
selection (Union[int, Iterable[int]): If int, keeps terms with at most (exactly, if exact is True) that many unique indices. If iterable, keeps only terms containing (all of, if exact is True) the specified indices. exact (bool): Whether or not the selection is strict.

rotate_basis

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Rotate the orbital basis of the PolynomialTensor.

Args
rotation_matrix A square numpy array or matrix having dimensions of n_qubits by n_qubits. Assumed to be real and invertible.

with_function_applied_elementwise

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__add__

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__eq__

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Return self==value.

__getitem__

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Look up matrix element.

Args
args Tuples indicating which coefficient to get. For instance, my_tensor[(6, 1), (8, 1), (2, 0)] returns my_tensor.n_body_tensors[1, 1, 0][6, 8, 2]

__iter__

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Iterate over non-zero elements of PolynomialTensor.

__mod__

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__mul__

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__ne__

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Return self!=value.

__neg__

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__radd__

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__rmul__

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__rsub__

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__sub__

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__truediv__

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