LeetCode – Number of Connected Components in an Undirected Graph (Java)

Given n nodes labeled from 0 to n - 1 and a list of undirected edges (each edge is a pair of nodes), write a function to find the number of connected components in an undirected graph.

Example 1:
0 3
| |
1 --- 2 4
Given n = 5 and edges = [[0, 1], [1, 2], [3, 4]], return 2.

Java Solution - Union-find

This problem can be solved by using union-find beautifully. Initially, there are n nodes. The nodes that are involved in each edge is merged.

There are k loops and each loop processing the root array costs log(n). Therefore, time complexity is O(k*log(n)).

public int countComponents(int n, int[][] edges) {
    int count = n;
    int[] root = new int[n];
    // initialize each node is an island
    for(int i=0; i<n; i++){
    for(int i=0; i<edges.length; i++){
        int x = edges[i][0];
        int y = edges[i][1];
        int xRoot = getRoot(root, x);
        int yRoot = getRoot(root, y);
    return count;
public int getRoot(int[] arr, int i){
        arr[i]= arr[arr[i]];
    return i;
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  1. Brenda Martis on 2017-2-7

    Can someone explain the logic of getRoot(int[] arr, int i)?

  2. Chintan Thakkar on 2017-2-7
  3. Kuanysh on 2017-5-2

    Thank you very much! Helped to finish my C++ code 🙂

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