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Grover's Search to Solve a Cryptarithm you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Quantum Computing with Five Projects
prerequisites
basics of Python or C#, linear algebra, probability theory, and quantum computing concepts
skills learned
formulating problems in terms of quantum oracles • designing and writing Q# code based on algorithm descriptions • integrating quantum code with classical pre- and post-processing routines
Mariia Mykhailova
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll use quantum computing to solve a cryptarithm—a mathematical equation in which digits are replaced by alphabet letters. Your challenges will include figuring out how to represent the problem in a way suitable for Grover’s search algorithm, then implementing the algorithm and writing unit tests to validate your solution.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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project author

Mariia Mykhailova
Mariia Mykhailova is a senior software engineer at Microsoft Quantum, where she focuses on education and developer outreach. Mariia is the author and maintainer of the Quantum Katas project, an open-source collection of hands-on tutorials and exercises for learning quantum computing using the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit. She is the lead organizer of the Q# Coding Contests series, and is also a part-time lecturer at Northeastern University Seattle, teaching the class "Introduction to Quantum Computing." She hosted quantum computing workshops and presented her work in quantum computing education at multiple events and conferences.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for software engineers interested in exploring hands-on quantum computing. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:


TOOLS
  • Basics of Python or C#
TECHNIQUES
  • Basics of linear algebra
  • Basics of probability theory
  • Basics of quantum computing concepts

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll explore advanced cryptographic applications of quantum computing using Q#, and the Microsoft Quantum SDK.


  • Formulating problems in terms of quantum oracles
  • Designing and writing Q# code based on algorithm descriptions
  • Simplifying code development with the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit
  • Running quantum code simulations
  • Writing unit tests in Q# and testing Quantum oracle routines
  • Integrating quantum code with classical pre- and post-processing routines

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