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The minimum spanning tree problem on a planar graph. (English) Zbl 0823.05024
A minimum weight spanning tree algorithm for planar graphs with time complexity \(O(n)\) is given. The algorithm maintains a pair of a planar graph and its dual graph and breeds both a minimum spanning tree for the original graph and a maximum spanning tree of its dual. The author claims that his algorithm is easy to implement compared to other existing algorithms for the problem which have the same time complexity.

MSC:
05C05 Trees
05C85 Graph algorithms (graph-theoretic aspects)
05C10 Planar graphs; geometric and topological aspects of graph theory
68R10 Graph theory (including graph drawing) in computer science
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