# Mathematician:Zu Geng

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## Mathematician

Son of Zu Chongzhi.

Chinese mathematician who determined how to compute the diameter of a sphere of a given volume. He did this using a generalized version of Cavalieri's Principle.

## Nationality

Chinese

## History

- Born: c. 450 in Jiankang, (now Nanking, Kiangsu province), China
- Died: c. 520 in China

## Theorems and Definitions

- A generalized version of Cavalieri's Principle

## Also known as

- Courtesy name
**Jing Shuo**(**景烁**)

- Pinyin:
**Zǔ Gèngzhī** - Wade–Giles:
**Tsu Kengchi**

- Simplified Chinese:
**祖暅之**

- Traditional Chinese:
**祖暅之**