where a and k are real, y takes values from -Infinity to +Infinity, but is generally within +/-3.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, and replies can also be e-mailed to: Prof. D. J. Whitehouse, firstname.lastname@example.org or to my address.
Dr. Henri M.A. Winand
P.S. If you wish to propagate this to other math-type newsgroups, etc., feel free to do so...both the hand-and-paper and Mathematica solutions will not give us what we want (i.e. an exact sol. without series).