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# Mathematical Research Letters

## Volume 23 (2016)

### Number 6

### On angles determined by fractal subsets of the Euclidean space

Pages: 1737 – 1759

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4310/MRL.2016.v23.n6.a8

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#### Abstract

We prove that if the Hausdorff dimension of a compact subset of $\mathbb{R}^d$ is greater than $\frac{d+1}{2}$, then the set of angles determined by triples of points from this set has positive Lebesgue measure. This result improves on the the threshold $\min \lbrace \frac{d}{2} + \frac{4}{3} , d - 1 \rbrace$ obtained by A. Máthé [15]. The result complements those of V. Harangi, T. Keleti, G. Kiss, P. Maga, A. Máthé, P. Mattila and B. Stenner in [8] and those of V. Harangi in [7]. We also obtain new upper bounds for the number of times an angle can occur among $N$ points in $\mathbb{R}^d , d \geq 4$, motivated by the results of Apfelbaum and Sharir [1] and Pach and Sharir [16]. We then use this result to establish sharpness thresholds in the continuous setting.