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A Preliminary Study on Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm Approach for Travelling Salesman Problem

Evans Baidoo. Published in Algorithms.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Evans Baidoo

Evans Baidoo. A Preliminary Study on Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm Approach for Travelling Salesman Problem. Communications on Applied Electronics 5(10):29-36, September 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Evans Baidoo},
	title = {A Preliminary Study on Minimum Spanning Tree Algorithm Approach for Travelling Salesman Problem},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {September 2016},
	volume = {5},
	number = {10},
	month = {Sep},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {29-36},
	numpages = {8},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652386},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


Much attention has be drawn by the Travelling salesman problem lately as it is one of the problem in mathematics and computer science which although is easy to understand but very difficult to solve.

In this paper, a preliminary study is undertaken to construct a minimum spanning tree algorithm to approximately solve the TSP.

An implementation of the travelling salesman problem using a modified pure minimum spanning tree algorithm is also presented. The propose algorithm provides an evaluation of the cost of a round trip and it executes in practical time. The algorithm verifies from a constructed tour and presents a shortcut path to all destinations. The proposed approach performance is benchmark with a case study.


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Minimum Spanning Tree, Travelling Salesman Problem