An optimal quantum algorithm to approximate the mean and its application for approximating the median of a set of points over an arbitrary distance
- Working Paper
We describe two quantum algorithms to approximate the mean value of a black-box function. The first algorithm is novel and asymptotically optimal while the second is a variation on an earlier algorithm due to Aharonov. Both algorithms have their own strengths and caveats and may be relevant in different contexts. We then propose a new algorithm for approximating the median of a set of points over an arbitrary distance function Show more
Organisational unit03781 - Renner, Renato
NotesSubmitted 21 June 2011.
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