Im new to arduino and quite new to electronics even though i have taken some basic physics electronics classes.
Im decently adept at the programming aspect of it having studied 2.5 years of C++ Programming, however my electronics side is weak and I often find my beginning projects not working due to a wrong connection in the circuit.
My question is , Is there a book or some sort of guide I could use to brush up or that would teach me the electronics/circuitry side of arduino projects?
Note that the first two are essentially textbooks, like you would need for a college-level course; as such, they tend to be expensive for a recent edition, but you can find older editions much, much cheaper.
Mims' "Engineer's Mini-Notebooks", along with quite a bit of his other work, are/were considered the staples of DIY electronics for ages; they were originally sold by Radio Shack back in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. Ton's of great info are available in them, and they are probably a bit more approachable by newbies than the first two books I noted (that said, if you really want to understand electronics and the math/theory behind it, those books are the go-to manuals).
They can't be found at Radio Shack any longer (at least, not since the last time I checked), but they are still being published. You can find a list of his publications on his website (way too many to list here), and can probably find the majority of them on Amazon and/or other booksellers (check also Abe Books and Alibris for older copies).