The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Evaluate the surface integral, the double integral of zdS if the region is the patch of surface defined by x^2 + y^2 - z^2 = -1 in the first octant with z less than or equal to 4. The attempt at a solution I really don't know where to begin. I believe the equation is of a hyperboloid of two sheets. So I want to say I have to parametrize the equation with x = bxcos(u)sinh(v), y = bysin(u)sinh(v), z = bzcosh(v), and then take the partial derivatives of u and v, and take the cross product of the two. Could someone please point me in the right direction? Or instruct me where to go from there?