What is electronics?
Why is it important?
Most of our world today involves the use of electronics. In fact, modern living has evolved to the point that electronics such as computers, TV’s, phones (especially smartphones), and satellite navigation have become crucial to daily life. As my mentor once put it, living in a world as technologically-dependent as ours without having some basic electronic skills is like living in a world without understanding how to read or make food.
Where do you begin?
Voltage, Current, Resistance
Here are also a few guides to the basics of electronics:
An explanation of symbols, basic terminology, and circuits – http://www.makingthings.com/teleo/products/documentation/teleo_user_guide/electronics.html
An introduction from Rice University:
An overview of Voltage, Current, & Resistance