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2.4 Minimum Cost Spanning Trees - Video

2.4 Minimum Cost Spanning Trees - Video

Key Ideas

A tree will consist of one piece and contain no circuits. A spanning tree is a tree that connects all vertices of a graph to each other with no redundancy (e.g., for a communications network.)

A minimum-cost spanning tree is most economical. Kruskalâ€™s algorithm produces one quickly.
This algorithm adds links together in order of cheapest cost so that no circuits form and so that every vertex belongs to some link added.