For logging in to WebWorK go to this link. Then log into the system. (Your user name is your CSU eName, your initial password is your CSU ID number (The 9 digit number on your University ID card -- this is not your Social Security number.)

WebWorK syntax

The following is a list of accepted WebWorK functions. It might be a good idea to print out this page and keep the hard copy handy while doing WeBWorK.

Mathematical Symbols Available In WeBWorK

Multiplication can also be indicated by a space or juxtaposition, e.g. 2x, 2 x or 2*x, also 2(3+4).
^ or **
You can use either ^ or ** for exponentiation, e.g. 3^2 or 3**2
( and )
You can also use square brackets, [ ], and braces, { }, for grouping, e.g. [1+2]/[3(4+5)]
WeBWorK is case sensitive. Do NOT write "X" when you really intend "x".

Syntax for entering expressions

Mathematical Constants Available In WeBWorK

Scientific Notation Available In WeBWorK

Mathematical Functions Available In WeBWorK

abs( )
The absolute value
cos( )
Note: cos( ) uses radian measure
sin( )
Note: sin( ) uses radian measure
tan( )
Note: tan( ) uses radian measure
sec( )
Note: sec( ) uses radian measure
exp( )
The same function as e^x
log( )
The natural log
ln( )
Another name for the natural log
logten( )
The log to the base 10
arcsin( )
sin-1 will not be accepted.
asin( )
Another name for arcsin
arccos( )
acos( )
Another name for arccos
arctan( )
atan( )
Another name for arctan
sinh( )
cosh( )
tanh( )
sech( )
sqrt( )
sgn( )
The sign function, either -1, 0, or 1
step( )
The step function (0 if x < 0, 1 if x >= 0)
fact( )
The factorial function (defined only for non negative integers)