Quantum Search in Sets with Prior Knowledge

Çalıkyılmaz, Umut
Quantum search algorithm revolutionized the field by reducing the complexity significantly for the search problem. However, by not being able to decrease the complexity to logarithmic scales, this algorithm still needs a significant amount of time to solve the search problem for large sets. It is proven that the order of the time required to solve this problem cannot be reduced further but, making an improvement by some constant factor is still possible. This aim has been pursued by some scientists in the past and some improvement has been made. In this thesis, various methods that can be used to solve the search problem for sets with known probability distributions are developed. As expected, the complexity for this type of problems is reduced by constant factors.


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Citation Formats
U. Çalıkyılmaz, “Quantum Search in Sets with Prior Knowledge,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.