what may be the good suggestions in olympiad functional equations for a beginner for . I have heard of this book by B.J.Venkatachala but do not whether it will be suitable for me or not. Anybody already having his book please reply... I really need to improve my problem solving skills in this.

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There is the functional equations training book by Andreescu and Andrica, and the functional equations book by Chris Small. Both are good, and contest-oriented. Have not seen the book mentioned in the OP.

  • $\begingroup$ andreescu's book is too advanced for me as it statrs directly assuming that the reader already know how to tackle functional equation problems I have christopher's book its beginning didnt impress me much as it gives two variable equation before introducing one variable . will check it out. Thanks for the reply. $\endgroup$ – Shreya Jan 8 '13 at 4:52
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    $\begingroup$ Some general purpose books might be useful. I liked Engel's Problem Solving Strategies. $\endgroup$ – André Nicolas Jan 8 '13 at 4:54
  • $\begingroup$ now after more than a year of studying from Engel, I can say- that this indeed proved to be a very useful book $\endgroup$ – Shreya Nov 21 '14 at 9:41

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