Solve graph coloring problems by using Grover's search

Intermediate
Developer
Quantum Development Kit
Quantum

Learn how Grover's algorithm can help you solve search problems such as graph coloring problems.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Build quantum oracles that implement classical functions on a quantum computer.
  • Explain the roles superposition, interference, and entanglement play in building quantum algorithms.
  • Write a Q# program that uses Grover's search algorithm to solve a graph coloring problem.
  • Recognize the kinds of problems for which Grover's search algorithm can offer speedup compared to classical algorithms.

Prerequisites

You'll need basic knowledge of the principles of quantum computing: superposition, interference, entanglement, and measurement.

You'll also need some familiarity with Q# and the Quantum Development Kit.