Boruvka's algorithm


Definition: Compute a minimum spanning tree.

See also Kruskal's algorithm, Prim-Jarnik algorithm.

Author: PEB

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Eppstein's lecture outlining and contrasting MST algorithms.

O. Boruvka, O jistem problemu minimalnim, Praca Moravske Prirodovedecke Spolecnosti, 3:37-58, 1926. (in Czech) (The u in Boruvka has a small o above it.)

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