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I am looking for suggestions for a junior-level Modern Physics textbook to read over the summer for the purpose of preparing me to take senior-level Quantum Mechanics in the fall. I have a solid Math background so a text that would possess some level of mathematical rigorousness would be great.

I am asking this question because the required text for the course, "Modern Physics" by Tipler (6th edition), has a high price tag currently and most of the reviews for it have not been so stellar thus far. The prerequisites for the Modern Physics class at my university are General Physics with Calculus III (optics, relativity, waves, quantum effects are covered), either an Intro Differential Equations or Intro Linear Algebra course, and Special Relativity, all which I have under my belt.

Here's what to be covered in the course: "Kinetic theory, Blackbody radiation, Quantum physics: wave packets, the uncertainty principle, Schroedinger's equation and solutions for simple systems, application to atomic, nuclear, and solid-state physics." Thank you in advance for your assistance!