How To Type Theta In Webassign Assignment
Keyboard shortcuts: Enter math expressions
You can use keyboard shortcuts to enter the following formats, Greek letters, symbols, and special functions for mathematical expressions, whether answering on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Keyboard shortcuts for engineering
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For this math format  Type this from your keyboard  On a tablet or smartphone, open the ... 

y3 (subscript)  _ (underbar) 

102  ^  Numeric keyboard to enter ^ 
 /  Letters keyboard to enter / 
2.56 (decimal point)  .  Numeric keyboard to enter . 
( )  ( and )  Numeric keyboard to enter ( and ) 
[ ]  [ and ]  Numeric keyboard to enter [ and ] 
{ }  { and }  Numeric keyboard to enter { and } 
+  +  Numeric keyboard to enter + 
 (minus sign)   (hyphen)  Numeric keyboard to enter  
(multiplication dot)  * (asterisk)  Numeric keyboard to enter * 
(square root)
 \sqrt  Letters keyboard to enter \sqrt 
(nth root)  \nrt  Letters keyboard to enter \nrt 
x (absolute value)    Numeric keyboard to enter  
(vector)  \vec  Letters keyboard to enter \vec 
(unit vector)  \hat  Letters keyboard to enter \hat 
*To enter an expression with multiplication in the numerator: Choose from the Templates menu for the correct format. (You cannot use /.)
For this letter  Enter this from your keyboard OR on a tablet or smartphone, open the Letters keyboard and enter 

a  \alpha 
b  \beta 
g  \gamma 
D, d  \Delta, \delta 
e  \epsilon 
h  \eta 
q  \theta 
k  \kappa 
l  \lambda 
m  \mu 
n  \nu 
p  \pi 
r  \rho 
S, s  \Sigma, \sigma 
t  \tau 
F, f  \phi 
c  \chi 
Y, y  \Psi, \psi 
W, w  \Omega, \omega 
\EMF  
\hbar 
Use radians for arguments of trigonometric functions, unless asked to answer in degrees.
For this special function  Enter this from your keyboard OR on a tablet or smartphone, open the Letters or Numeric keyboard, as needed 

arccosine  acos(x) or cos^1(x) 
arccotangent  acot(x) or cot^1(x) 
arccosecant  ascs(x) or csc^1(x) 
arcsecant  asec(x) or sec^1(x) 
arcsine  asin(x) or sin^1(x) 
arctangent  atan(x) or tan^1(x) 
cosine  cos(x) 
cotangent  cot(x) 
cosecant  csc(x) 
Euler's number (2.71828...)  e^x or exp(x) 
natural logarithm (base e)  ln(x) 
common logarithm (base 10)  log(x) 
secant  sec(x) 
sine  sin(x) 
tangent  tan(x) 
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