Faster deterministic algorithm for minimum spanning trees

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A deterministic algorithm for computing a minimum spanning tree of a connected graph is presented. Its running time is O(m α log α), where α = α(m, n) is a functional inverse of Ackermann's function and n (resp. m) is the number of vertices (resp. edges). This improves on the previous, ten-year old bound of (roughly) O(m log log* m).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-31
Number of pages10
JournalAnnual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture


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