Let $ M \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be a compact smooth $ k$ -dimensional manifold embedded in $ \mathbb{R}^d$ . Let $ \mathcal{N}(\epsilon)$ denote the size of the minimum $ \epsilon$ cover $ P$ of $ M$ ; that is for every point $ x \in M$ there exists a $ p \in P$ such that $ \| x – p\|_{2}$ .

Is it the case that $ \mathcal{N}(\epsilon) \in \Theta\left(\frac{1}{\epsilon^k}\right)$ ? If so, is there a reference?