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Given a linear representation of a group (topological group) $G$ in a vector space/Cartesian space $\mathbb{R}^n$, then the corresponding representation sphere is the one-point compactification of this $\mathbb{R}^n$ (the $n$-sphere) regarded as a G-space.
Representation spheres induce the looping and delooping which is used in RO(G)-graded equivariant cohomology theory, represented by genuine G-spectra in equivariant stable homotopy theory.
(representation spheres of $V$ are unit spheres in $\mathbb{R} \oplus V$)
Let $G$ be a finite group and $V \in RO(G)$ a finite-dimensional linear representation of $G$.
Conside the unit sphere $S(\mathbb{R}\oplus V)$ where $\mathbb{R}$ carries the trivial representation. Then the stereographic projection homeomorphism
is manifestly $G$-equivariant, with its inverse exhibiting $S(\mathbb{R}\oplus V)$ as the one-point compactification of $V$, hence
This also shows that $S^V$ is a smooth manifold with smooth $G$-action.
(G-representation spheres are G-CW-complexes)
For $G$ a compact Lie group (e.g. a finite group) and $V \in RO(G)$ a finite-dimensional orthogonal $G$-linear representation, the representation sphere $S^V$ admits the structure of a G-CW-complex.
Observe that we have a $G$-equivariant homeomorphism between the representation sphere of $V$ and the unit sphere in $\mathbb{R} \oplus V$, where $\mathbb{R}$ is the 1-dimensional trivial representation (Prop. )
It is thus sufficient to show that unit spheres in orthogonal representations admit G-CW-complex structure.
This in turn follows as soon as there is a $G$-equivariant triangulation of $S(\mathbb{R}\oplus V)$, hence a triangulation with the property that the $G$-action restricts to a bijection on its sets of $k$-dimensional cells, for each $k$. Because then if $G/H$ is an orbit of this $G$-action on the set of $k$-cells, we have a cell $G/H \times D^k$ of an induced G-CW-complex.
Since the unit spheres in (1) are smooth manifolds with smooth $G$-action, the existence of such $G$-equivariant triangulations follows for general compact Lie groups $G$ from the equivariant triangulation theorem (Illman 83).
More explicitly, in the case that $G$ is a finite group such an equivariant triangulation may be constructed as follows:
Let $\{b_1, b_2, \cdots, b_{n+1}\}$ be an orthonormal basis of $\mathbb{R} \oplus V$. Take then as vertices of the triangulation all the distinct points $\pm g(b_i) \in \mathbb{R} \oplus V$, and as edges the geodesics (great circle segments) between nearest neighbours of these points, etc.
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