On the connectivity threshold for general uniform metric spaces Academic Article uri icon


  • Let μ be a measure supported on a compact connected subset of an Euclidean space, which satisfies a uniform d-dimensional decay of the volume of balls of the type (1) α δ d⩽ μ (B (x, δ))⩽ β δ d where d is a fixed constant. We show that the maximal edge in the minimum spanning tree of n independent samples from μ is, with high probability≈(log nn) 1/d. While previous studies on the maximal edge of the minimum spanning tree attempted to obtain the exact asymptotic, we on the other hand are interested only on the asymptotic up to multiplication by a constant. This allows us to obtain a more general and simpler proof than previous ones.

publication date

  • April 30, 2010