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The Complexity of Computing Graph-Approximating Spanning Trees

  title={The Complexity of Computing Graph-Approximating Spanning Trees},
  author={M. Baumgart},
This paper deals with the problem of computing a spanning tree of a connected undirected graph G = (V,E) minimizing the sum of distance differences of all vertex pairs u, v ∈ V which are connected by an edge {u, v} ∈ E. We show that the decision variant of this optimization problem is NP-complete with respect to the Lp norm for arbitrary p ∈ N. For the reduction, we use the well known NP-complete problem Vertex Cover. 
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