Step 1: | Understand the geometry |

Step 2: | Span the charge distribution |

Step 3: | Evaluate the contribution from the infinitesimal charge element |

Step 4: | Exploit symmetry as appropriate |

Step 5: | Set up the integral |

Step 6: | Solve the integral |

Step 7: | The Result! |

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