There is no required reading or assignments before the start of the Quantum Computing Fundamentals Program. However, if you are interested in reading about the topics that will be covered, you may consider the following resources:

"Quantum Computation and Quantum Information" by Michael A. Nielsen and Isaac L. Chuang. This book is published by Cambridge University Press and provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of quantum computing and quantum information.

"Quantum Computing: An Introduction" by Eleanor Rieffel and Wolfgang Polak. This book offers an accessible introduction to the principles and applications of quantum computing.
In addition to books, you may also find the following articles helpful:
 "Quantum technology is beginning to come into its own"  an article from the Financial Times discussing the emerging field of quantum technology.
 "Quantum leaps"  an essay from The Economist exploring the potential and challenges of quantum computing.
Please note that these resources are optional, and you do not have to purchase any books or outside materials to be successful in the course.