These essays are where it started to come together for me. I highly recommend starting here.
Awesome quantum circuit simulator
Updated: Here's one way to make the circular pattern described: algassert.com/quirk#circuit=%7B%22cols%22:%5B%5B%22Y%5E%C2%BC%22%5D,%5B%22Z%5Et%22%5D%5D%7D
Also I highly recommend working through QuantumKatas for learning Q#
Here is my example useless circuit which takes two qubits in the computational basis state (
|00>), applies the Hadamard gate to both, then I condition my most significant qubit to... well it has something to do with entanglement so I don't quite get it yet.
Let's just say it's a convoluted way to select a random number between
|11> (inclusive). Still, very cool. My next goal is to see if I can use a timer based gate to draw out a circle on the surface of the sphere.
Quirk by Craig Gidney: http://algassert.com/quirk
The Bloch Sphere
Didn't have anything to say about it right now but it's so cool looking.
Actually a few things are starting to click from Michael Nielsen's Lectures.