I was wondering what resources people new to mathematics competitions could use for preparing for the William Lowell Putnam Competition(or just the Putnam).
My background in mathematics is limited. I have recently started doing the book Abstract Algebra by Dummit and Foote and I am enjoying that book. I am yet to get a taste of real analysis though I have done single variable calculus rigorously .
1) How much mathematics does one need to learn before sitting for the Putnam? 2) What are the resources/books one could use?
I may never even study in the USA but I wish to convince myself that I can solve the Putnam problems too!
Thanks in advance!