Date of Original Version

3-9-2013

Type

Working Paper

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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 \cite{F1} that $\lim_{n\to\infty}\E(L_n)=\z(3)$ and show that$\E(L_n)=\z(3)+\frac{c_1}{n}+\frac{c_2+o(1)}{n^{4/3}}$ where c1,c2 are explicitly defined constants.

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