Composition of TG-Hyperbolic Virtual Knots

"Thurston proved that the composition of any two classical knots is a satellite knot, and thus is not hyperbolic. In this thesis, we explore the composition of virtual knots, which are an extension of classical knots that generalize the idea of knots in the three sphere to knots in thickened surfaces. In particular, we prove that virtual knots behave much differently under composition: with only a few restrictions, the composition of two hyperbolic virtual knots is hyperbolic. We then prove strong lower bounds on the volume of the composition using information about the original knots. "

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