Maybe this is a bit of a silly question, but let us pretend we have a pendulum in a ideal universe with no friction, drag, or anomalous forces there to affect it. Additionally, our pendulum is subjected to an ideal gravitation force, the force vector of which is unaffected by the position of the ball (hence the responsible gravitating body is so massive that its own spherical geometry does not affect the forces on the pendulum-ball. Now we have our pendulum spin around so that it experiences uniform circular motion and some angle theta is formed between the resultant orientation of the spinning pendulum string and its previous stationary form.
My question is, is this system in equilibrium? I know that no work is being done even though there is a force.
And that from a relativistic (non-Newtonian) point of view, there is no centrifugal force to cancel the centripetal.
So please, could you explain the "answer" from a Newtonian (high-school physics) POV and a relativistic POV.