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Signum

Function: signum (<x>) For numeric <x>, returns 0 if <x> is 0, otherwise returns -1 or +1 as <x> is less than or greater than 0, respectively.

f(y,z):= -5*cos((z*3.14)/2+3*1)+signum(2*cos(asin(-(y-5*sin((z*3/14)/2+3*1))/2)))-signum(2*cos(asin(-(y-5*sin((z*3/14)/2+3*1))/2)));
plot3d(f(y,z), [y,-5,5], [z,-5,5]);

If <x> is not numeric then a simplified but equivalent form is returned. For example, signum(-x) gives -signum(x).

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