With simple beam theory, solutions of normal functions for transverse vibration of a tapered beam are obtained in terms of generalized hypergeometric functions by the method of Frobenius. For the beams considered, the cross-sectional area and the area moment of inertia vary along the beam according to any two arbitrary powers of the longitudinal coordinate. The frequency equation is formulated, and the numerical results for many different tapered cantilever beams are presented.

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