Hi all,

I intend to take the GRE Subject test in Math again this year (I also will need to take the General Test but I believe that is not a problem for me; I scored 800 in the Math section last time). My problem is that I am not from a generic Math background, but I studied engineering and I think I have a strong Math aptitude.

I didn't prepare well enough for the last Math subject test (so I scored a measly 540), but while trying to prepare using the O.P. Agrawal REA text and Princeton review guides I kept on meeting some topics that required more fundamental knowledge in order to appreciate the methods used to solve the problems in the example questions. It was generally assumed that I would have had the prerequisite knowledge.

What textbooks would you suggest for a fast-paced learner, which would yet cover the pre-requisites for one preparing for the GRE subject test and/or one without an adequate formal Math background who wants to pursue a lifetime of Math?

I'll have to order the books online and they might take a while to get to me. so please your suggestions are welcome ASAP. I don't want to risk buying just any book, and thought to seek your advice.

Thanks