Hey everyone, I'm starting applied physics in September, but I'd like to self-study engineering on the side. Not in the sense of practically getting an additional degree by self-studying, mind you, just out of interest... and because I might want to do a masters in engineering after I've done a degree in physics. In any case, when studying for a topic, I'd very much like to follow a curriculum similar to the ones actual engineering majors follow, because I figure that's the way to learn the most. I realize there are a few bumps in the road here. For starters, there are no lectures, demonstrations or labs I can be at for engineering. On the other hand, engineering majors use books, too, so that's what I need some advice about. If you're majoring or have a degree in ME, EE or AeroE (the fields of engineering I'm interested in), do you have a list of books in your curriculum you have read for your major or are going to read? What books would you recommend to someone trying to gain as complete as possible an education in the field? Do you think most of what you need to know is in those books, or are there any specific 'gaps' of knowledge you learned by attending specific lectures or labs? The problem is, of course, that while there are thousands of books to find on all the different subjects, for someone who wants to study something by himself its very hard to figure out what to read, and in which order to read it (or even the prerequisites for reading some of those books - it's happened to me more than once that I would begin reading a book, only to find out three chapters in that it was way above my skill level). I would very much appreciate it if a few people could share such a book list, or offer some tips to compile such a list.