Suppose an object is moving in a circular path. We know that the net force that is working on that object is the centripetal force towards the center. But the object should have gone closer towards the center in that case due to the radially inward force working on it, but it doesn't. Why does the object remain on the circular path instead of going closer towards the center?
For people who would be introducing centrifugal force in this case, i have a doubt on this too. Centrifugal is a pseudo force that only works when we are in the frame of the rotating object meaning we experience a pseudo force that pushes us radially outward. When we are in this frame, does centripetal and centrifugal both work on us?
But let us stay in ground frame as of now. Then what is the cause of the object not being pushed radially inward due to the effect of centripetal force? I am asking this question to clear out my doubts for strengthening my basic concept of physics. Hope the physics lovers will find this question relevant.