Electronics are involved in every aspect of modern life, from the cars that are driven to the internet on which information is received, and from the lights in homes to the power that heats them. Electricity and electronics operate on the atomic level; that is the electricity used and moved within an electrical circuit deals with electrons and their flow. The flow of electrons is referred to as the flow of current. A basic understanding of electricity and electronics is completely necessary for all of those who wish to work on this type of equipment.
Starting out on their own, an individual will need to do a little study and research on electron theory and signal flow theory. These subjects will prime the individual for more advanced topics and subjects within the realm of electronics, and is imperative to the individual's safety. Topics and subjects for the novice and beginner will include ohm's law, voltage, current, and resistance. These are the basis of every electrical system on the planet, and are fairly simple to understand.
From there the individual will move into capacitance, inductance, reactance, impedance and "Q." After these topics, the basics will have been covered and more intricate knowledge may be attained. Many of the terms in beginning electronics will be very familiar to most individuals. Terms like integrated circuit, diodes, light emitting diodes, or LEDs, as well as transistors and resistors. All of these topics will supply a beginner with the necessary tools and knowledge to start understanding the world of electricity and electronics.