Integral Menger Curvature and Rectifiability of n-dimensional Borel sets in Euclidean N-space

Meurer, Martin; von der Mosel, Heiko (Thesis advisor); Wagner, Alfred (Thesis advisor)

Aachen / Publikationsserver der RWTH Aachen University (2015) [Dissertation / PhD Thesis]

Page(s): X, 167 S.


In this thesis we show that an n-dimensional Borel set in Euclidean N-space with finite integral Menger curvature is n-rectifiable, meaning that it can be covered by countably many images of Lipschitz continuous functions up to a null set in the sense of Hausdorff measure. This generalises Léger’s rectifiability result for one-dimensional sets to arbitrary dimension and co-dimension. In addition, we characterise possible integrands and discuss examples known from the literature. Intermediate results of independent interest include upper bounds of different versions of P. Jones’s β-numbers in terms of integral Menger curvature without assuming lower Ahlfors regularity, in contrast to the results of Lerman and Whitehouse.


  • URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:82-rwth-2015-018972
  • REPORT NUMBER: RWTH-2015-01897