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i want to prepare for competition math next years I am searching reference and some book or website about it What resources are available to prepare me for the competition math? if anyone had any ideas on what I should study to prepare or if anyone has any references ( reference about abstract algebra ,linear algebra ,analysis ,complex analysis ,... )that would help me to learn it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance

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Here are a few books which have problems (with solutions) relevant for undergraduate problem solving competitions:

There are also some books which have all the Putnam problems with solutions and commentary, although I haven't used these so I can't say if they are different from the link posted by Danny Cheuk in the comments. The most recent one is here.

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  • $\begingroup$ The IMO is not an undergraduate competition. $\endgroup$ – Potato Jun 16 '13 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ @Potato I never claimed it was. In my experience, many IMO problems are more difficult than the 1's and 2's on the Putnam exam, so they make a good source of problems regardless of the age at which the contest is normally taken. $\endgroup$ – Chris Brooks Jun 16 '13 at 22:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Jospeh I'm not so sure. A lot of what appears on the IMO is mostly useless for the Putnam. (Your other two suggestions are excellent, though.) $\endgroup$ – Potato Jun 16 '13 at 22:31
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It is useful if training is competition-specific. For the Putnam, there is a lot available. Googling "Putnam training sessions" and relatives will produce a large amount of material. I particularly like the training material that William Kahan produced for many years for Berkeley students.

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