In the Heisenberg group (endowed with its Carnot-Carathéodory structure), we prove that a compact set which satisfies an analog of Peter Jones' geometric lemma is contained in a rectifiable curve. This quantitative condition is given in terms of Heisenberg numbers which measure how well the set is approximated by Heisenberg straight lines.
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Fausto Ferrari, Bruno Franchi, Hervé Pajot, The Geometric Traveling Salesman Problem in the Heisenberg Group. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 23 (2007), no. 2, pp. 437–480DOI 10.4171/RMI/502