On the Length of a Random Minimum Spanning Tree

Colin Cooper, Alan Frieze, Nate Ince, Svante Janson, Joel Spencer

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Abstract

We study the expected value of the length Ln of the minimum spanning tree of the complete graph Kn when each edge e is given an independent uniform [0, 1] edge weight. We sharpen the result of Frieze [6] that lim n→â (Ln) = ζ(3) and show that where c 1, c 2 are explicitly defined constants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-107
Number of pages19
JournalCombinatorics Probability and Computing
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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On the Length of a Random Minimum Spanning Tree. / Cooper, Colin; Frieze, Alan; Ince, Nate; Janson, Svante; Spencer, Joel.

In: Combinatorics Probability and Computing, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 89-107.

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Cooper, Colin ; Frieze, Alan ; Ince, Nate ; Janson, Svante ; Spencer, Joel. / On the Length of a Random Minimum Spanning Tree. In: Combinatorics Probability and Computing. 2016 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 89-107.
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