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**rollo** Hi guys, looking for some help.

I'm a hardware electronic engineer by profession rather than a pure mathematician so some of the more denser theory is not easy for me. I'm trying to produce an analytic solution for a Schwarz christoffel mapping in an electrostatics problem I'm working on.

The equation I have is this:

$\displaystyle \left(\frac{(w-1)(w-u-NL)}{(w-u)(w+1+NL)}\right)^{1/2}$

this has to be multiplied out as an infinite product in order to make the solution periodic.

I'm not really sure how to simplify/expand the above in a way so as to make the equation in the form of an infinite product, i.e. $\displaystyle \sin(z) = 1+(z/n)$ Any help would be greatly appreciated.