Overview of Problem Libraries

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Open Problem Library (OPL)

The Open Problem Library contains problems from several of the File Based Problem Libraries, including all of the problems from the Arizona State, Rochester, California State-Long Beach, University of Virginia, and the Utah libraries. It also contains most, if not all, of the problems from Union College, The College of New Jersey, Dartmouth, Ohio State, Northern Arizona University, and Indiana University.

In addition to merging these problem collections into a single collection, WeBWorK provides a different interface to these problems. Problems in the OPL are marked internally with metadata, so instructors can search for problems on the basis of this data. This mechanism is built into WeBWorK's library browser. In particular, one can search hierarchically by course, chapter, or section. To a limited extent, problems have been indexed against textbook sections; therefore, instructors can also search for problems on that basis. WeBWorK stores this information in a database, so part of the installation involves loading metadata into the database.

For more information on downloading, installing, browsing and contributing to the OPL, See: Open Problem Library

File Based Problem Libraries

These libraries consist of a directory tree organized roughly by the chapters of a canonical calculus book (or in some cases a canonical text for another subject). There is no database index of tagged metadata. One should regard the material in these libraries as legacy material since we are in the process of adding metadata (tagging the problem), checking the problems for errors and duplicates, and folding them into the OPL.

No new problems should be added to the file based libraries -- they should instead be added to the Open Problem Library (OPL)

Arizona State University Math Problem Library

This problem library is now empty. All of the problems have been moved into the Open Problem Library.

The College of New Jersey Math Problem Library

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) makes a large number of linear algebra problems available in this collection. Please send links of any problems that don't work to Tom Hagedorn, hagedorn at tcnj.edu.

This problem library is now a subsection of the Open Problem Library. (OPL). You can search its directories using the "OPL directory" button on the Library Browser

(CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/tcnj co tcnj_problib

Dartmouth College Library

This library has problems compatible with the Marsden and Tromba multi-dimensional calculus book. It also has problems compatible with the later chapters in Stewart's calculus book. (CVS)

This problem library is now a subsection of the Open Problem Library (OPL). You can search its directories using the "OPL directory" button on the Library Browser

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/dartmouth co dartmouth_problib

Detroit County Day School Math Problem Library (High School)

These high school and pre-calculus level problems were written by Mark Schmidt at Detroit Country Day School. Send corrections to gage at math.rochester.edu or to M.Schmitt at dcds.edu. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/dcds co dcds_problib

Indiana University Math Problem Library

No description. (CVS)

This problem library is now a subsection of the Open Problem Library. (OPL). You can search its directories using the "OPL directory" button on the Library Browser

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/indiana co indiana_problib

Northern Arizona University Library

The Northern Arizona University Library has new problems for graph theory, statistics and pre-calculus. The setExamples set cleans up some of the problems in Rochester Library's setMAAtutorial set and adds several more. Send corrections to Nandor.Sieben at nau.edu. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/nau co nau_problib

Union College Math Problem Library

The Union College Math Problem Library should now be fully functional. A few of the problems may not work as advertised, since they may have trouble finding the links to auxiliary materials, such as external graphs.

Davide Cervone and Kathryn Leash are principally responsible for designing these problems. The level set and 3d problems are particularly nice!!

Please send links of any problems that don't work to gage at math.rochester.edu or dpvc at union.edu or, better yet, enter them into the WeBWorK bugzilla via the "report problem bugs" on the PG editor page. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/union co union_problib

UC Santa Barbara and Brooks/Cole

Problems inspired by Stewart's Calculus book. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/ucsb co ucsb_problib

University of Georgia Math Problem Library

WeBWorK mathematics homework problems created at the University of Georgia. Send corrections to Ted Ashton (ashted at math.uga.edu) or, even better, enter them into bugzilla via the "report problem bugs" on the PG editor page. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/uga co uga_problib

University of Michigan Math Problem Library

This library contains problems related to the Hughes-Hallet et.al. Harvard Calculus text. Send corrections to Gavin LaRose, glarose at umich.edu, or even better enter them into the WeBWorK bugzilla via the "report problem bugs" on the PG editor page. (CVS)

The bulk of this problem library is now a subsection of the Open Problem Library (OPL). You can search its directories using the "OPL directory" button on the Library Browser

Note, however, that in the File-based library, there are also files for the University of Michigan Gateway Tests, which are not currently incorporated into the OPL.

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/umich co umich_problib

University of Rochester Math Problem Library

The Rochester Math Problem Library should now be fully functional. A few of the problems may not work as advertised, since they may have trouble finding the links to auxiliary materials, such as external graphs. Please send links of any problems that don't work to gage at math.rochester.edu or even better enter them into the WeBWorK bugzilla via the "report problem bugs" on the PG editor page. (CVS)

The Rochester library includes many problems prepared by Zbigniew Fiedorowicz at Ohio State University as well as a large number of problems prepared by Jun Wang at Alabama State University

This problem library is now a subsection of the Open Problem Library. (OPL). You can search its directories using the "OPL directory" button on the Library Browser

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/rochester co rochester_problib

University of Rochester Physics Problem Library

These physics problems were originally written in CAPA and mechanically translated into the PG language. Thanks to help from Frank Wolfs, the .eps file pictures now display properly. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/rochester co rochester_physics_problib

University of Rochester Grade 8 Math Problems

These problems, written largly by Tori Sweetser, contain material at the level of the New York State 8th grade exams. Many of these problems are written using the multiple choice and matching tools. Send corrections to gage at math.rochester.edu. (CVS)

To check out this library:

cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/rochester co rochester_grade8problems


Loyola University of Chicago Precalculus problems

To check out this library:

 cvs -d :pserver:anoncvs@cvs.webwork.rochester.edu:/webwork/cvs/loyola_chicago loyola_chicago_problib

See also

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