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**Interesting Quantum Mechanics Problem**Suppose we have a particle in a box with infinite potential for x>a and x<0 and zero potential in between.Then by solving the schrd. equation we get a node at x= a/2 for first excited state.Which means the probability of finding the particle at x=a/2 is zero for all times if it is a stationary first excited state.

Then how does the particle travel from one half of the box to the another without encountering the node.I know there is no well defined path but still space is well-connected and have no loops or whatever. I am feeling quite uneasy regarding this.

please...enlightment.