# Which algorithm uses union-find?

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## Which algorithm uses union-find?

Kruskal’s Algorithm

In the Kruskal’s Algorithm, Union Find Data Structure is used as a subroutine to find the cycles in the graph, which helps in finding the minimum spanning tree.

**Does Java have union-find?**

Java’s Set interface supports completely different operations (and is therefore appropriate for completely different use cases) that a Union Find structure.

**What is union-find in Java?**

Union Find is a disjoint-set data structure. It supports two operations: finding the set a specific element is in, and merging two sets. The implementation uses union by rank and path compression to achieve an amortized cost of O(α(n)) per operation where α is the inverse Ackermann function.

### What is the complexity of union-find algorithm?

You can do n union find (union by rank or size) operations with complexity O(n lg* n) where lg* n is the inverse Ackermann function using path compression optimization.

**Is DFS faster than union-find?**

While DFS is asymptotically faster than union-find, in practice, the likely deciding factor would be the actual problem that you are trying to solve.

**What is the union-find problem?**

In this lecture we describe the union-find problem. This is a problem that captures a key task one needs to solve in order to efficiently implement Kruskal’s minimum-spanning-tree algorithm. We then give two data structures for it with good amortized running time.

#### Is DFS faster than union find?

**What is the runtime of Union find?**

Using link-by-size, any UNION or FIND operation takes O(log n) time in the worst case, where n is the number of elements. Pf. ・The running time of each operation is bounded by the tree height.

**Is DSU faster than DFS?**

DFS works well in cases when all edges are present in the graph from the beginning. But, in problems where edges are added during the execution and we need to run connectivity queries in between such additions, DSU is the better option.

## What is rank in union-find?

The idea is to always attach smaller depth tree under the root of the deeper tree. This technique is called union by rank. The term rank is preferred instead of height because if path compression technique (we have discussed it below) is used, then rank is not always equal to height.

**What is rank in Union find?**