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In Teleparallel theories one has the torsion scalar:

And if you take the product you should obtain

But there seems to be the terms like

.

How does this one vanish?

because we know that Torsion tensor is not symmetric in first two indices but antisymmetric in the last two indices.

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# Torsion Scalar and Symmetries of Torsion Tensor

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