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Procedure of Solving 3-SAT Problem by Combining Quantum Search Algorithm and DPLL Algorithm

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DOI: 10.23977/cpcs.2020.41003 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 258


Runkai Zhang 1, Jing Chen 2, Huiling Zhao 2


1 Miami college of Henan University, Henan University, Kaifeng, 475004, P. R. China
2 School of Physics and Electronics, Henan University, Kaifeng, 475004, P. R. China

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Huiling Zhao


Although some classical algorithms have been applied to solve the satisfiability problem, more effective methods are still explored because existing algorithms are constrained by inadequate computing capability of traditional computers. The parallelism of quantum computation makes quantum algorithms with promising potential to improve the computing ability, but existing quantum algorithms still require too large number of qubits to solve a simple problem effectively. In this paper, an optimized data structure was structured to solve Boolean satisfiability problem by utilizing Grover's algorithm, and then the corresponding formula was proposed to balance variables in consideration of complexity. With reasonable simplification, quantum circuits were built to decrease the number of qubits required in Grover's algorithm. The result of verification experiment further demonstrated that the proposed approach is simple, reliable and of a certain practical value.


3-SAT problems, Quantum search algorithm, DPLL algorithm


Runkai Zhang, Jing Chen and Huiling Zhao, Procedure of Solving 3-SAT Problem by Combining Quantum Search Algorithm and DPLL Algorithm Computing, Performance and Communication Systems (2020) Vol. 4: 14-24. DOI:


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