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Zoho For Dummies

Steve Holzner

ISBN: 978-0-470-54385-6 June 2009 336 Pages


A great way to get started on this new, FREE, Web-based productivity and collaboration tool

Zoho is a very cool-and free-alternative to Microsoft Office. Known as "cloud" computing because it's totally Web-based, Zoho provides 18 different applications to help you write documents, create spreadsheets, send e-mail, and much more. People love it, but what it doesn't offer are extensive help files, so that's where this practical book comes in.

Zoho For Dummies shows you how to use Zoho's most widely used applications, including Zoho Writer, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Show, Zoho Sheet, Zoho DB, Zoho Mail, Zoho Planner, Zoho CRM, and Zoho Projects. You'll get thoroughly up to speed on all common tasks and discover enough tips and tricks to get you power-using Zoho in no time.

  • Zoho is a free, Web-based alternative to Microsoft Office launched in 2007; it is considered to be "cloud computing" because it is categorized as Software as a Service (SaaS) and Web-based
  • The book guides you through common tasks and provides tips and tricks to maximize your productivity and minimize hassle
  • Covers Zoho Writer, Zoho Notebook, Zoho Show, Zoho Sheet, Zoho DB, Zoho Mail, Zoho Planner, Zoho CRM, and Zoho Projects
  • Also provides information about sharing content, scheduling, and more

Get your head in the clouds with this friendly guide to the exciting new Zoho "cloud" alternative to Microsoft Office.

Notations vii

Acronyms ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1. Uncertainty Representation Based on Set Theory 1

1.1. Basic set definitions: advantages and weaknesses 3

1.1.1. Interval set 5

1.1.2. Ellipsoidal set 7

1.1.3. Polyhedral set 9

1.1.4. Zonotopic set 12

1.2. Main properties of zonotopes 17

Chapter 2. Several Approaches on Zonotopic Guaranteed Set-Membership Estimation 27

2.1. Context 27

2.2. Problem formulation 32

2.2.1. Singular Value Decomposition-based method 35

2.2.2. Optimization-based methods 40

Chapter 3. Zonotopic Guaranteed State Estimation Based on P-Radius Minimization 49

3.1. Single-Output systems approach 49

3.2. Multi-Output systems approaches 63

3.2.1. General formulation 64

3.2.2. Extensions of the Single-Output systems methodology 67

3.2.3. Dedicated approach for Multi-Output systems 85

Chapter 4. Tube Model Predictive Control Based on Zonotopic Set-Membership Estimation 95

4.1. Context 95

4.2. Problem formulation 100

4.3. Tube-based output feedback Model Predictive Control design 100

4.4. Application on the magnetic levitation system 112

4.4.1. System description 113

4.4.2. Control problem 116

Conclusion and Perspectives 125

Appendix. Basic Matrix Operation Definitions 129

Bibliography 133

Index 149