Kenneth S. Krane
Wiley; 3rd edition
Since its initial release in 1983, Modern Physics 3rd edition (PDF) has been one of the most extensively utilized textbooks for the modern physics course taken by engineering and science students enrolled in the sophomore level of the program. It discusses all of the typical subjects that are covered in the class, such as relativity and the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, in addition to providing introductions to high-energy physics, statistical physics, astrophysics, nuclear physics, and cosmology. Both the historical development of the important contemporary physics concepts as well as the experimental data supporting the theory are presented in an objective and balanced manner in the third edition of Modern Physics (PDF).