Heya all I'm currently enrolled in Mechanical engineering (2nd year), and I was after some advice for both my future and as a general hobby interest. Despite having done an introductory electrical engineering unit in my first year, I realise that there are gigantic holes in my electrical/electronic knowledge, and I was hoping to fix this for both practical and academic reasons. I've read up on the differences, but I'm not 100% certain in which area I should plunge in first. As far as the "hobby" aspect is concerned, I was primarily thinking along the lines of being able to understand and work on a car/motorcycle electrical system. For my academic aspect, there is a unit in my third year of study called "Electrical Plant", with the following course description: So firstly, am I correct in thinking that I'm more interested in doing the "Electrical" side of things rather than "Electronic"? Secondly, is there a reccomended book out there that covers a more general view of the subject im interested in without being a hardcore science textbook? I imagine that the "dummies" series is probably frowned upon on these forums, but I'm thinking along the lines of a book that I could "read" rather than "study" (as confusing as that analogy is). I understand that to fully appreciate the subject matter, I would probably need to devote myself fully in the study, but I was thinking more along the lines of a hobbyist understanding, with the added bonus of knowing a few advanced concepts already before doing my third year unit. Thirdly, would an understanding in "electronic" knowledge help in understanding "electrical", and vica versa? Thanks for the help!