We study the monopole Floer homology of a rational homology sphere from the point of view of spectral theory. Applying ideas of Fourier analysis on solvable groups, we show that for suitable metrics on , small regular perturbations of the Seiberg–Witten equations do not admit irreducible solutions; in particular, this provides a geometric proof that is an -space.
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