a1 Departamento de Teoria de Funciones, Facultad de Ciencias Matematicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid 3, Spain.
Let K be a compact Hausdorff space and let E be a Banach space. We denote by C(K, E) the Banach space of all E-valued continuous functions defined on K, endowed with the supremum norm.
Recently, Talagrand [Israel J. Math. 44 (1983), 317–321] constructed a Banach space E having the Dunford-Pettis property such that C([0, 1], E) fails to have the Dunford-Pettis property. So he answered negatively a question which was posed some years ago.
We prove in this paper that for a large class of compacts K (the scattered compacts), C(K, E) has either the Dunford-Pettis property, or the reciprocal Dunford-Pettis property, or the Dieudonné property, or property V if and only if E has the same property.
Also some properties of the operators defined on C(K, E) are studied.
(Received May 23 1983)