Help with Newtons laws and tension?
The block of mass M in the following figure slides on a frictionless surface.
Find an expression for the tension in the string.
Express your answer in terms of the variables m, M, and appropriate constants.
I tried starting with F=ma to get:
T=Ma <------ for block M
T=ma-mg <-- for Block m
But I can't figure out how to get a single expression out of them, and I can't see any other way to solve this. Can someone please help me?