Electrostatic self energy of a uniform density sphere

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"In class we calculated the electrostatic self energy of a uniform density sphere of charge, i.e., the work required to assemble the sphere from "infinite dispersal." Along the same lines, calculate the electrostatic self energy of a spherical shell of charge, of negligible thickness, radius a, and total charge Q. Note that the radius of the charge distribution does not vary as you build it up.
 
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I think you need to show your work first.
 
What was your attempt to solution?
 

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