a1 Department of Mathematics, IME, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 05315-970, BR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Let $X$ be a Banach space and $\xi$ an ordinal number. We study some isomorphic classifications of the Banach spaces $X^\xi$ of the continuous $X$-valued functions defined in the interval of ordinals $[1,\xi]$ and equipped with the supremum norm. More precisely, first we use the continuum hypothesis to give an isomorphic classification of $C(I)^\xi$, $\xi\geq\omega_1$. Then we present a characterization of the separable Banach spaces $X$ that are isomorphic to $X^\xi$, $\forall\xi$, $\omega\leq\xi lt \omega_1$. Finally, we show that the isomorphic classifications of $(C(I)\oplus F^*)^\xi$ and $\ell_\infty(\N)^\xi$, where $F$ is the space of Figiel and $\omega\leq\xi lt \omega_1$ are similar to that of $\R^\xi$ given by Bessaga and Pelczynski.
AMS 2000 Mathematics subject classification: Primary 46B03; 46B20; 46E15
(Received July 05 1998)