Review on the estimators of unknown number of flare stars and other randomly flaring objects

07/31/2018 ∙ by A. A. Akopian, et al. ∙ 0

Review is devoted to estimators (introduced in astronomy by famous astronomer Ambartsumian and his followers) that are used to estimating the unknown number of flare stars and other randomly flashing objects (stars with X-ray flares, solar type stars with superflares). Some important astronomical applications of them are presented. The development of these methods in astronomy have proceeded regardless of development of analogous methods of mathematical statistics. Brief history of this development and parallels with similar statistical methods is presented.

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