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For which I will have to be acquainted with what's contained in Herstein's Topics in Algebra and Rudin's Principles of Mathematical Analysis.

I have got very little pure mathematics background. I have completed engineering so have 4 semesters experience of engineering mathematics.

I only know very basics of set theory (i.e that which is needed for digital logic).

I would like to know what book I should read before beginning these two books.

Can I begin them directly based on what I know?

If so, which should I start first Rudin or Herstein? or should I start both simultaneously.

P.S - I read first few pages of both books and found that it wasn't totally Greek to me. But I needed to read each page twice or thrice so that the material got through.